When it comes to wound care, the most important goal is to stop bleeding and prevent infection. Infected or deep cut wounds that won’t stop bleeding need immediate medical action. The self-care method for wound care is applying an adhesive bandage dressing. In some parts of the world, they’re known as adhesive plaster strips. But how do you know which adhesive bandage to keep in stock? Perhaps this blog post will help.
Adhesive bandages are thin textile strips that adhere to skin to protect to wound or scab. They have anti-septic properties to accelerate the healing rate and reduce infection.
How they are designed
This Bandage Tape is manufactured with woven polyurethane, polyethylene or latex. One side of the bandage has an adhesive applied to stick securely on the skin and hold wounds together. A small, non-stick pad is stick on the adhesive side of the strip to collect any fluid leaving the wound. This pad covers the actual injury site and protects wounds fairly well. Some adhesive bandages are occlusive dressings, meaning they are air and watertight. Others do not fully conceal the wound on the body, leaving the sides open to allow the wound to ‘’breathe’’.
Are there any allergies concerned?
There are a few common allergy concerns that may come with the utilization of Adhesive Bandage. The most common allergy concern you’ll find is from the latex, which may cause more inflammation of the wound. Some skin allergies can also arise from the adhesives used on the bandage, which can cause redness and itching on sensitive skin. To avoid such allergies, bandages are produced by companies using a variety of materials and adhesives.
Moreover, at the medical store, you may find fingers and knuckle adhesive bandages that have unique shapes that are designed to fit around your fingers and knuckles. Better fit usually means better stickiness of bandage. Your first-aid kids will have either an assortment of bandage shapes and sizes. For larger industrial kids, finger, strip, knuckles, and even patch adhesive bandage dressings are standard.
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