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|Wound / Activity||Use|
|Everyday protection for minor cuts or scrapes||Waterproof Bandages or Tattoo ™ Waterproof Bandages|
|When exercising or playing sports||Active™ Waterproof Bandages|
|Prevent or protect blisters||Blister Waterproof Bandages or Absolute Waterproof Tape|
|Knees, elbows or other tough-to-cover areas||Knee & Elbow Waterproof or
|Abrasions, cuts, minor burns, blisters and post-surgical incisions||Tegaderm ™ or Tegaderm ™ + Pad Waterproof Transparent Dressing or Absolute Waterproof Adhesive Pad|
|Securing gauze||Absolute Waterproof Tape|
Q: How can I help a bandage or wound dressing stick to my skin better?
A: After you have washed the wound area, pat it dry before applying the bandage or wound dressing. After it’s on, press the bandage or dressing into place to help the adhesive adhere to your skin. Avoid rubbing the bandage or dressing or exposing it more than necessary to any liquids or lotions.
Q: Do I need to change my bandage or dressing if it becomes wet?
A: No. Nexcare™ Waterproof Bandages and Tegaderm™ Transparent Waterproof Dressings are designed to adhere through hand washings, showers and even swimming.
Q: Do Nexcare™ Products contain natural rubber latex?
A: Many of Nexcare™ Products are made with latex free materials, including: Nexcare™ Active™ Waterproof Bandages, Absolute Waterproof Tape and Tegaderm™ Waterproof Transparent Dressings. The wrapper on Nexcare™ Waterproof and Tattoo™ Waterproof Bandages contain natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions. All of our packages contain latex information.
Q: What can I use to protect my wound while taking a shower or bath?
A: Use Nexcare™ Tegaderm™ Waterproof Transparent Dressings. This waterproof dressing seals out water, dirt and germs, and stays on in the shower or bath. If the Tegaderm™ dressing is covering an IV site, use an additional covering so that water does not enter the IV site by the catheter.
Q: Do you have any products for sensitive skin?
A: If your skin has a tendency to react to adhesive products, try Nexcare™ No Sting Liquid Bandage Spray. This creates a clear, waterproof shield for minor cuts and scrapes.
- Seals out water, dirt and germs
- Stays on through hand washing, showers, swimming and exercise
- Waterproof protection for cuts, scrapes, blisters and other wounds that need to stay dry
- Wide range of products for various body parts and all your first aid needs