The final protective barrier against contaminants such as dirt, debris, and microbes when you have a scrape, cut, or minor burn is the good old bandage. Bandages come in many different shapes and sizes. Their uses depend on variables such as type of wound, where the wound is on body, and even the activity level of the injured person. We carry all types of bandages that can cover every variable imaginable. These include the simple fabric and plastic bandages for knees, elbows, knuckles, and fingers, to gauze bandage rolls that aid in protecting bigger injuries and finally, butterfly and pressure bandages to stop bleeding from cuts. When the wound is kept protected with any of these bandage choices, the process of healing can begin, which is what we all want!
DID YOU KNOW? Although many think that bandages are used to stop bleeding or infection, they’re actually used to hold a dressing in place. Our typical "bandages" as we think of them, (like "Band-Aid" or our plastic/fabric bandages) are really a small bit of dressing with a small piece of bandage to put over the top of a separate piece of sterile dressing. This is important to note, because if you simply put a bandage over a wound without a dressing, the wound will continue to bleed and runs the risk of becoming infected.