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Amy, the resident Nexcare™ Product expert, answers the most Fearlessly Asked Questions.

Application Engineering Advanced Specialist

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    Why should I choose Nexcare™ Brand?

    At Nexcare, we don’t just design products for no reason. We use science to find better ways to help heal. Which is why we take leading hospital products and make them directly available to you.

  • Aren’t wounds supposed to stay dry in order to heal?

    Nope. If your wound dries, it heals more slowly, especially if a scab forms. Our waterproof dressings help maintain a healing environment while still letting air in.

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    What’s with the shape of the bandage?

    The unique diamond shape helps people recognize our product.

  • Why is a 360-degree seal around the pad important?

    Our 360-degree seal provides stronger adhesion and allows for better protection from dirt, germs and everything else.

  • How do I make a bandage stick better?

    Simple, make sure the area is clean and free of lotions or ointments. Our Nexcare Bandages with 360-degree seal will stick with ease.

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    If it’s waterproof, how can it also be breathable?

    Our waterproof bandages are made with a thin waterproof film comprised of microscopic holes. These microscopic holes are too small for liquid water droplets to pass through yet still allow oxygen in and water vapor out, thereby keeping your wound dry while also allowing it to breathe.

  • How do I remove a bandage as painlessly as possible?

    Our waterproof bandages and Tegaderm™ Transparent Dressings are designed for easy removal. Just grab an edge of either of these and stretch away from the wound, parallel to the skin. This releases the adhesive and it comes right off without grimacing. Or screaming.

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    What is Tegaderm™ Transparent Dressing and what makes it different?

    Tegaderm Dressings are completely clear, hospital-grade waterproof dressings used to keep wounds clean and protected while still being able to see the healing process. It sticks for up to seven days and is one of the best ways to cover larger wounds.

  • Why does the waterproof bandage have a white frame around it?

    The paper frame around our waterproof bandages helps you apply the bandage without it wrinkling as you apply it. The ultra-thin film conforms to your body and doesn’t get in the way of your day-to-day activities. This frame keeps the bandage from folding over itself and ensuring that way you get an excellent waterproof seal to the skin.

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    Who is this expert?

    Amy is one of our resident rockstar experts whose job is to develop and test innovative products for you. As in, she literally listens to your questions and concerns and goes back to her lab to work with her team of scientists to improve product to help cover and protect wounds while they heal. She’s also wicked smart.