- Spread the soft plaster evenly on gauze (spread to a thickness of about 1/8th of an
- Place dressing on the affected area and secure with medical tape or with a gauze
bandage roll (an Ace bandage is appropriate for some injuries as well). Do not apply
the dressing too tightly; it should maintain contact with the skin but not hinder
circulation or cause pain.
- Change the dressing daily.
- Discontinue use and let me know if redness or irritation of the skin develops.
NOTE: Soft plasters may stain clothing, bedding or other fabric. You may want to cover
the dressing with an old sock, or T-shirt, or even plastic wrap.
• The efficacy of the soft plaster can be increased by crushing fresh herbs (such as
dandelion, hibiscus leaves, or chrysanthemum leaves) and mixing them into the
soft plaster just prior to its application.
• To make removal of plaster easier, consider placing a thin layer of gauze between
the skin and plaster. If using a traditional gauze pad, this can be accomplished by
cutting one edge of the pad so that the first sheet is free from the second one (the
first sheet then becomes a flap). Before applying the soft plaster to the gauze, you
may peel back the top layer of the gauze, apply the soft plaster to the second layer
and fold the top layer back into place to make a sandwich. Apply the gauze with
the single-layer-side face-down on the affected area. This is a clean way to
prepare a plaster and makes the plaster very easy to remove or replace.
Email me if you have questions.
To your Health!
Yamin Chehin L.Ac; Dipl O.M