Dynarex Adhesive Fabric Bandages 1″ x 3″
Non-stick pad is highly absorbent and helps to cushion wound
Flexible adhesive fabric stretches and conforms to body contours for effective and comfortable protection
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Frequently Asked Questions
Should I use fabric bandages?
Leaving a wound uncovered helps it stay dry and helps it heal. If the wound isn’t in an area that will get dirty or be rubbed by clothing, you don’t have to cover it with fabric bandages.
If the wound is in an area that will get dirty (such as your hand) or be irritated by clothing (such as your knee), cover it with a adhesive fabric bandages or with a piece of sterile gauze and adhesive tape, or use a skin adhesive. Change the adhesive fabric bandage or gauze each day to keep the wound clean and dry.
Certain wounds, such as scrapes that cover a large area of the body, should be kept moist and clean to help reduce scarring and speed healing. Fabric bandages are used for this purpose and are called occlusive or semiocclusive fabric bandages. You can buy them in drug stores without a prescription. Your family doctor will tell you if these type of fabric bandages are best for you.
Are there any allergies concerned when using a fabric bandage?
There are a few common allergy concerns that may come with the use of a adhesive fabric bandages. The most common allergic reaction to a adhesive fabric bandages is that of the latex, which may cause further inflammation of the wound. Some allergies can also arise from the adhesives used on the fabric bandages, which can cause redness and itchiness to sensitive skin. To avoid these allergies, a fabric bandage is produced using a variety of materials and adhesives.
How should I clean a cut, scrape, or wound?
The best way to clean a cut, scrape, or puncture wound (such as from a nail) is with cool water. You can hold the wound under running water or fill a tub with cool water and pour it from a cup over the wound.
Use soap and a soft washcloth to clean the skin around the wound. Try to keep soap out of the wound because it can cause irritation. Use tweezers that have been cleaned in isopropyl alcohol to remove any dirt that is still in the wound after washing.
Even though it may seem that you should use a stronger cleansing solution (such as hydrogen peroxide or an antiseptic), these things may irritate wounds. Ask your family doctor if you feel you must use something other than water.
When to Call the Doctor?
Call your doctor or provider right away if:
- There is any redness, pain, or yellow pus around the injury. This could mean there is an infection.
- There is bleeding at the injury site that will not stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure.
- You have new numbness or tingling around the wound area or beyond it.
- You have a fever of 100°F (38.3°C) or higher.
- There is pain at the site that will not go away, even after taking pain medicine.
- The wound has split open.
How are adhesive fabric bandages applied?
First, the packaging of bandage need be removed, as well as the film coverings on the adhesive part of bandage. These bandages have a small piece of gauze centered in on the adhesive tape. The gauze pad should be placed directly over the wound. Once the wound is adequately covered with the pad, gently stretch the adhesive part of the bandage and attach it firmly to the skin surrounding the wound.