Self-adhesive patches or bandages - my pick of the week

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This time I have another tip that has nothing to do with Apple. I just take the liberty and use it Pick of the week for such recommendations.

Adhesive patches instead of sticky patches

But enough of the preamble: It's about self-adhesive patches that do not require any glue at all. In the doctor's office, things seem to go under the term "adhesive bandage".

I discovered these things when I was looking for band aids on Amazon... Actually I wanted to have a piece of this kind where you can cut off band aids as big as you need them.

But in the end I ordered something else, namely a plaster on a roll that sticks to itself and does not require any glue at all. However, the adhesive bandages have a few advantages and disadvantages, which I would like to mention here.

Health Press's self-adhesive patches are my pick of the week (Photos: Sir Apfelot).
Health Press's self-adhesive patches are my pick of the week - and no, they didn't pay me anything... I just find them handy (Photos: Sir Apfelot).

Benefits

  • You can make the patch as long as you need it and it is more adjustable than sticky patches.
  • The patch has no areas that are only sticky and not for covering wounds.
  • It's soft, yet it sticks to itself. So you don't have a rough area like you have with Velcro.
  • It comes off the skin easily because it only sticks to itself and not to the skin. Therefore it is great for children.
  • It can withstand hand washing (but it gets wet underneath).
  • It lets more air through (if you just wrap it around once) than a regular patch.

Disadvantages

  • You can't stick it on one area, it always has to be wrapped around something so that it gets caught by the pull on the corresponding part of the body. To attach such a patch to the chest, for example, you would have to wrap it around the chest once.
  • Even though the product description says "waterproof", it doesn't absorb water like normal fabric because it has a waxed feel and repels water a little.
  • The fabric is not very thick. If you put iodine on it, you have to wrap a few layers to keep it from going through.
  • Once the plaster has been removed, it no longer sticks properly and you have to take a new one.
  • If a wound is to be covered as "tightly" as possible, you may have to put something underneath it - but it will never be airtight or watertight.
I ordered the patches in 2,5 cm and 5 cm widths – I haven't used the 5 cm version yet, but I'm sure that will come.
I ordered the patches in 2,5 cm and 5 cm widths – I haven't used the 5 cm version yet, but I'm sure that will come.

Two widths available

The adhesive bandages I got are from Health Press. There is one 2,5 cm and one 5,0 cm wide, each with a length of 4,5 meters. Both are listed here:

5,00 EUR
Finger plaster self-adhesive - 8x plaster roll (2,5cm x 4,5m) - bandage self-adhesive -...
  • 👍 FINGERPADS THAT CONVINCES: The fingertape is self-adhesive and can therefore be quickly removed in emergencies...
  • 🙅‍♂️NO MORE TEARS WHEN PULLING OFF: The original Health Press finger plaster can be compared to ...
  • 👨‍🔬 DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED: The fixing bandage from Health Press was tested by DERMATEST GmbH in September 2021...
Self-adhesive dressing - 8x plaster roll (5,0cm x 4,5m) - Original Health Press dressing material...
  • 👍 SELF-ADHESIVE EFFECT: The fixing bandage is self-adhesive and easy to attach, so you can also ...
  • 😇 PULL OFF PAINLESS: The original Health Press adhesive bandage can not only be removed painlessly, but ...
  • 👨‍🔬 DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED: The fixing bandage from Health Press was tested by DERMATEST GmbH in September 2021...

I like to use these band-aids when I've torn my cuticles somewhere on a finger and it keeps getting stuck when you put your hands in your pockets.

The plasters protect the areas well and they are not bulky. And you can make them just as long as you need them. Therefore, the price per plaster is not as high as with the sets that you usually get and from which you always need exactly the size that is currently used up.

I didn't have a wound, but I wrapped my finger for you - this is what the adhesive plaster looks like.
I didn't have a wound, but I wrapped my finger for you - this is what the adhesive plaster looks like.

Conclusion

I hope you can do something with the recommendation and maybe stick – sorry, “stick” – things will soon also stick to your fingers, feet, arms and legs. For earlobes, forehead and buttocks they are not so good to use. 😊

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4 comments on “Self-adhesive patches or bandages – my pick of the week”

  1. Hi Jens,

    Good tip. I ordered it immediately and sterile wound dressings. With normal patches I always have problems wg. limited mobility in my left hand. Expect serious improvement related to your article. Report back when I've tried it.

    gruß
    Eyrie

    1. Hello Horst! I'm glad I found something that interests you. And of course I would be even happier if you report your experiences here. I hope they are as good as mine. i like those things! LG, Jens

      1. Hi Jens,
        I tested the “finger plaster”. It can be attached excellently to the finger or toe. For the test, I used cut sheets of kitchen roll as a dressing. Able to work with one hand. Wrap it around once and it fits. It can also be removed or unwound easily and painlessly. Above all, you are spared the annoying adhesive residues you are used to from normal plasters. Thanks for the article. Finally I can forget the fumbling around with normal patches.

        Greeting Horst

        1. Hello Horst! I'm always happy when I have a practical tip that you like. 😊 Now we just have to cut our fingers again... Or rather not! ;-)

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