Fingertip plasters are specially-shaped plasters designed to protect minor wounds to the end of the finger. They look like the outline of a butterfly or bow tie, and are applied differently to a normal plaster. Here is the technique:
As you can see from the pictures above, they’re simple to apply once you know how. All you need do is position one end of the plaster on your finger so that the dressing pad will fold over the wound, and then stick down the ‘wings’ of the plaster in the order shown. The design means these plasters are more likely to stay on than a standard rectangular plaster just wrapped around the end of your finger.
If you’d like to buy some fingertip plasters for your own first aid kit or medicine cabinet, just head over to the Physical Sports First Aid online shop. Our standard-range of plasters includes fingertip plasters in fabric, clear washproof and blue, and our premium range includes fingertip plasters in heavy duty fabric, pink washproof and blue metal detectable. Thanks for reading, we hope you found this infographic helpful.