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#71388 - 08/16/06 07:21 AM Stickiest adhesive bandages
redflare Offline

Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 647
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
Which brand of adhesive bandages would you say are the stickiest? Keep your wounds secure the best? The worst?

Thanks for any input.

#71389 - 08/16/06 12:12 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
The problem with "sticky" is getting the damn thing off. They also cause many people rashes. A better solution is to use dermatologically neutral surgical tape over the dressing.
I don't do dumb & helpless.

#71390 - 08/16/06 12:22 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
Duct-Tape with a gauze pad in it.
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#71391 - 08/16/06 01:47 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2026
Loc: NE Illinois
While at my local Walgreens I noticed that one of the major bandage companies (3M or Bandaid or similar - can't remember - old age) does indeed sell duct tape bandages.

#71392 - 08/16/06 01:58 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
Simon Offline

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 398
Loc: Tennessee
Yep, I saw some duct-tape bandages for sale hanging in the tool section in Walmart.
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#71393 - 08/16/06 02:43 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
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In my experience, Beiersdorf Coverlet are the best. However, I have to admit I haven't tested some of the new ones available in the past few years.
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#71394 - 08/16/06 03:16 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
No thanks. Smart, yes. Macho Rambo Survivalist - no.
I don't do dumb & helpless.

#71395 - 08/16/06 05:12 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
pworks36 Offline

Registered: 09/23/03
Posts: 22
Loc: Florida
Couldn't say for sure about bandages by brand, but may I suggest using knuckle bandages as opposed to regular adhesive strips. You can always trim them down if you want to, but you gain a far more stable adhesion without that pull-away that can happen with the pad on a regular bandage. Folded in half lengthwise they are a bit thicker than a straight bandage, but, in my limited opinion, of greater utility overall.
The fox knows many tricks; the hedgehog, one good one. - Aesop

#71396 - 08/16/06 06:47 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
I find that Curad fabric ones are the best for me. The adhesive is good, and it's even all the way around the pad. They stay on through quite a bit of abuse, and soap and water.

They're cheap at WallyWorld, about a buck a box. I buy several boxes at a time and put the contents of two boxes into one to save space. Cheap helps, because I tend to get so dirty when I'm working outside, and have to change them frequently because the Filth Factor. <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

But if you need a pretty tough waterproof bandage TAPE to use with pads or other non-adhesive bandages, look for the rolls of Waterproof Adhesive Tape. You may have to get them from regular pharmacies, as discount places like WW often don't carry it.


#71397 - 08/16/06 11:27 PM Re: Stickiest adhesive bandages
massacre Offline
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Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 781
Loc: Central Illinois
Nexcare by 3M are quite good in my experience. The waterproof ones have adhesive all around the pad and do not come off or become contaminated easily. I've sweated outside working with them in the dirt and the wound stays clean and the adhesive doesn't come off very easily (except on the hairiest of spots, they stick well).

Their other styles, like padded/gel, elastic fabric, second skin, etc. have all proven to be excellent and they are cheaper than most of the other brands.
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