Aqua Protect XXL
Aqua Protect XXL: Sterile plasters for larger and post-operative wounds.
Hansaplast Aqua Protect XXL plasters are sterile wound dressings for 100 % waterproof protection of larger and post-operative wounds.
*Hansaplast plasters block 99% of dirt and bacteria
With their 100 % waterproof, flexible film and strong adhesion, the plasters are ideal for washing, showering, bathing and swimming. The large wound pad cushions your wound without sticking to it.
How to Use
Aqua Protect XXL
(one strip size)
8 x 10 cm
1. How often should I change my plaster?Usually, it is recommended to change standard first aid dressings daily due to hygienic reasons. Some advanced plasters such as the Fast Healing Plaster that provide moist wound healing conditions are recommended to be left in place for up to two days or more in order not to interrupt the healing process.
In case of post-operative wounds follow your doctor’s recommendations.
2. Is it better to let small wounds dry at the fresh air instead of putting on a plaster?It is one of the wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered and letting them exposed to the air helps them to heal faster. The contrary is true! Research shows that covered wounds heal more efficiently and have a reduced risk of infection. Hansaplast products provide protection until the wound is completely healed.
3. When should I consult a doctor?We recommend contacting a medical professional under the following circumstances:
- if the wound is deep and causing major bleeding
- if the wound shows signs of infection such as redness,
warmth, pain and swelling
- if there are embedded foreign objects in it
- in case of animal or human bites
- if the wound is in the area of the face
- if there is insufficient tetanus vaccination
4. What if my wound gets infected and suppurates?You should contact a medical professional if you recognize signs of infection. This is not only the occurrence of pus but also swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In case of infection the wound will need medical care and special medical treatment.
5. Which plaster should I use for larger wounds with my sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin, we recommend using the Hansaplast Sensitive XXL MED+, which is extra skin friendly and also suitable for post-operative wounds.
6. Which Hansaplast plasters are waterproof and water-resistant?
The Hansaplast Aqua Protect and Aqua Protect XXL strips are waterproof and will not go off while washing or showering. The Hansaplast Elastic range is water-repellent. The material keeps water on the surface where it beads off. All Hansaplast Universal plasters as well as the Junior plasters are water-resistant.