Band aids are an excellent solution for minor cuts and scrapes. These strips are perfect because they are available in different shapes and sizes to accommodate any kind of minor wound. These band aids feature different fabrics also to be able to work best for a specific wound located in certain areas of the body.
As one of the standard items necessary in a first-aid kit, band aids are versatile and can be used for children and adults alike. It is imperative to have band aids around the house just in case of any injuries that come up.
Making Sure Band Aids Stick
When you’re an active person (or an active child), getting a band aid to keep stuck securely on the skin is quite challenging. In a matter of minutes, the adhesive tape may just come off with even just the slightest of motions. It’s something we all dread and we wish we could find a solution for.
According to some medical professionals, using a benzoin tincture will help bandages stay in place. During medical procedures, doctors would swab the skin where a bandage would be stuck with the tincture of benzoin before applying the bandages or band aids. It works amazingly and it even helps with the healing process of the wound.
The easiest way to apply it would be to use a cotton bud or Q-tip on the area where the bandage should stick. Let it dry for a few seconds and then put the bandage on. It won’t be an issue taking them off. This technique works the best with band aids that are made of the “flexible fabric”
3 Ingredients to Use to Remove a Band Aid Easily
Another common issue with band aids is how to take it off without causing pain to the wearer. For kids, wearing a band aid is like a badge of honor, especially when they have fun cartoon designs on them. However, removing them may cause concern because even with the quickest pull, it might be painful to the kid. If this is something you have to deal with, here are three substances to remove a band aid easily and pain-free:
Baby oil can be used to easily remove a band aid. You can soak a cotton swab or cotton ball with it then gently rub it over the bandage until it falls off. You can try it by slowly peeling off the corner. If you don’t have baby oil, olive oil or petroleum oil will work as well.
Rubbing alcohol may also be an alternative. By dabbing it on the bandage, it will slowly dissolve the adhesive and can now be used to remove the band aid from your child’s skin. Remember to do this slowly so that it does not cause a pinching sensation.
Another useful ingredient is plain old water in ice form. Wrap a few cubes in a thin towel then rub over the band aid. Ice makes the adhesive brittle, which makes it easier to pull from the child’s skin.
Band aids are one of the most popular and useful first-aid items out there. Having one for your family handy will make minor scrapes and cuts easier to treat. And now armed with the knowledge on how to keep them stuck and how to remove them easily, any minor wound is now a piece of cake.