Johnson and Johnson Band-Aid Flexible Fabric
1″ x 3″ Strips
Johnson and Johnson Band-Aid® brand bandages offer long lasting adhesion for continuous protection. These flexible fabric bandages provide extra flexibility. Their stretchable and comfortable fabric and unique design moves with your body to fit better. These 1″ x 3″ bandages offer the versatility to work almost anywhere on the body. These sterile bandages feature rounded edges and thick, flush-to-the edge pads that won’t stick to the wound.
- Sterile, breathable bandages
- Flexible fabric to move with your body
- Rounded edges and thick wound pads
- Holds to skin firmly
- Won’t stick to wound
Packaging: 100 Per Box
Frequently Asked Questions
Adhesive History Lesson: Who Invented the First Adhesive Bandage?
We’re quick to apply an adhesive bandage or band-aid to minor wounds, but have you ever wondered who invented these handy little medical devices? Before 1920, the only way to dress a minor wound was with a bulky gauze bandage secured with tape, and that made for a bulky bandage that restricted movement. A cotton buyer for Johnson & Johnson and his accident-prone wife were about to change that forever!
Josephine Dickson regularly sustained minor cuts and burns while doing housework. To help her, her husband, Earle Dickson, made some ready-to-use bandages by spacing squares of gauze covered with crinoline fabric on a strip of adhesive tape. He told his boss about his clever little plan, and by 1924, Johnson & Johnson introduced the Band-Aid® Brand Adhesive Bandage. Dickson’s innovativeness didn’t go unrewarded; he became Vice President of the company and remained in this position until he retired.
What is the function of an adhesive bandage/band-aid?
The adhesive bandage or band-aid protects the wound and scab from friction, bacteria, damage, and dirt. Thus, the healing process of the body is less disturbed. Some of the dressings have antiseptic properties. An additional function of the band-aid is to hold the two cut ends of the skin together to make the healing process faster.
What is the design of an adhesive bandage?
An adhesive bandage or band-aid is a small, flexible sheet of material which is sticky on one side, with a smaller, non-sticky, absorbent pad stuck to the sticky side. The pad is placed against the wound, and overlapping edges of the sticky material are smoothed down so they stick to the surrounding skin. Adhesive bandages or band-aid are generally packaged in a sealed, sterile bag, with a backing covering the sticky side; the backing is removed as the bandage or band-aid is applied. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
Should I use a bandage or band-aid?
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.
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 an adhesive bandage (brand name: Band-Aid), or with a piece of sterile gauze and adhesive tape, or use a skin adhesive (brand name: Band-Aid Liquid Bandage). Change the adhesive strip 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. Bandages used for this purpose are called occlusive or semi-occlusive bandages. You can buy them in drug stores without a prescription. Your family doctor will tell you if this type of bandage is best for you.
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.