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If only someone would invent...........

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Luckygirl Wed 20-Jan-21 10:23:42

Plasters that actually stick - I have to plaster small cuts on my hands caused by eczema and they fall off the first time I wash my hands. Grrr!

What do you wish someone would invent?..........

henetha Wed 20-Jan-21 10:32:18

I always envied "Beam me up, Scotty" in Star Trek.
How great to be transported to another place without the hassle of getting there.
I think NASA, or some similar organisation, are working on this.

ayse Wed 20-Jan-21 10:38:53

My favourite plaster were the old fashioned stretchy ones on a strip. They stuck for much longer than the nasty plastic modern ones wrapped in plastic. Sometimes I’ve managed to buy the strip ones but they definitely don’t work as well as the old ones!

ayse Wed 20-Jan-21 10:39:58

A way to prevent plastics and other pollutants entering our eco-systems.

merlotgran Wed 20-Jan-21 10:40:27

Ditto plasters and also freezer labels that actually stick and don't end up in the bottom of the freezer drawer.

ayse Wed 20-Jan-21 10:40:48

Or stop using plastics altogether unless they are 99% recyclable

Bathsheba Wed 20-Jan-21 10:47:13

Have you tried liquid plasters, such as this one Luckygirl? But then again, I'm not sure they would be compatible with eczema.

Alima Wed 20-Jan-21 11:07:47

We always used Elastoplast fabric ones, (other brands are available), they were brilliant and stayed on much longer than the so-called waterproof ones which just fell off. Nowadays we find they aren’t very good at staying put either. Must be our skin.

Redhead56 Wed 20-Jan-21 11:14:36

You can get the old fashioned ones you have to cut in cheaper shops. Pound store B&M etc. I always use one around the cut finger then another one over the top of the nail on finger tip.

crazyH Wed 20-Jan-21 11:17:53

Luckygirl, I suffer from eczema too, mainly on my ankle, but I didn’t think i could use plaster on it. I was told the skin needs to breathe. I use a cream to soothe the itching etc.

Callistemon Wed 20-Jan-21 11:25:48

I don't like waterproof plasters at all, prefer fabric ones.
However, I put one on my leg yesterday and by the time I pulled my trousers on, it had rolled up into a little ball!

Liquid plasters - are they anything like Newskin which caused such agony on cuts when I was a child?

Esspee Wed 20-Jan-21 11:35:33

An automatic washing machine which folds and puts away clothes.

Lexisgranny Wed 20-Jan-21 11:49:11

Speaking of plasters, I have regular blood tests, and have to have a plaster as I am a ‘bleeder’! The ones they use at the Surgery, I swear would stay there forever if not ripped off, and trying to ease up a corner to rip takes patience. What a pity they are not available to purchase.

Luckygirl Wed 20-Jan-21 11:50:58

crazyH - my skin breaks down into little cuts which make me yelp every time I wash my hands! Plasters are a must.

Esspee - definitely!

I would also like labels on purchases to be removable without leaving goo.

Luckygirl Wed 20-Jan-21 11:51:39

Lexisgranny - yes, thinking about it, you are right!

GagaJo Wed 20-Jan-21 12:09:26

They make the clear hospital plaster thingies, that go over a dressing. THEY stay on through washing, dressing etc. If they can make those, why can't they make plasters that stick?

Lucca Wed 20-Jan-21 12:18:15

Something which removed the fattening element of at least some if the things I like

Granny23 Wed 20-Jan-21 12:50:09

any years ago I "invented" an exercise bicycle with a dynamo, linked to a play station. The idea being that the faster the cyclist peddled the faster the games played. This would make exercise more fun, stop youngsters becoming couch potatoes, save on electricity and could be rigged to power other electronic devices. Unfortunately nobody with engineering talents has shown any interest in my idea. sad

JackyB Wed 20-Jan-21 14:33:14

Glass windows that insects don't try and fly through.

Luckygirl Wed 20-Jan-21 14:48:15

Love the exercise bike idea.

Jaxjacky Wed 20-Jan-21 18:01:23

Magic the work that needs to be done on my teeth in five minutes, or less, by a quick lasering or something..with no discomfort of course!

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Lucca Wed 20-Jan-21 22:24:56


Casdon Wed 20-Jan-21 22:35:07

I’m with you JackyB. My sister lives in Australia, and they have mesh screens built into their windows and doors so you can open them without getting insects in your house at all. I’ve looked for them in the UK to no avail.

NotAGran55 Wed 20-Jan-21 22:36:38

Luckygirl have you tried Compeed plasters ? They are for feet but might do the trick . They stick like glue and come in various sizes .