Don’t use band-aid as a wound protector

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Don’t use band-aid as a wound protector

Band-aid is a common surgical medicine used in people’s daily life, but it is caused by improper replacement to cause skin infection.

Band-aid has a temporary hemostasis to protect the wound.

Due to the limitations of the structure, “band-aid” can only be used for emergency treatment of small wounds.

In addition, the outer layer of the tape is impervious to air, the size is reduced and the surrounding skin is white and soft, which in turn leads to infection, so the use time should not be too long.

銆€銆€Experts suggest that it is best not to wear band-aid for more than two days. In general, if it is only a slight epidermal abrasion, absorption with iodine or ethanol can prevent infection.

If the skin damage is relatively deep, and the site is unconditionally treated, you can first rinse the wound with clean water, then use the 鈥渂and-aid鈥? for simple dressing, and at the same time, go to the hospital for disinfection as soon as possible to avoid secondary infection.

Patients should pay attention to the following aspects when using Band-Aids.

銆€銆€First, the length of the cut exceeds the width of the band-aid.

鈥淏and-Aid is mainly used for hemostasis in acute small wounds, especially for slightly tidy, clean, superficial, and small without excessive cutting injuries.
鈥?For deeper wounds, there are large blood vessels, nerves, tendon injuries and wounds suspected of foreign bodies. Band-Aids cannot be used. As for bloated, burned, purulent infections and various skin diseases, it is not advisable to use Band-Aids.

銆€銆€In fact, the wound must first be sterilized.

Before using a band-aid, carefully check the wound for dirt.

If there is any uncleanness, wash the wound with saline, dry it, apply iodine glycerin, and then stick a band-aid.

If the wound is scratched by rust, the tetanus antitoxin should be injected first, and the wound should be slightly pressurized when applied.

銆€銆€Third, pay attention to wound protection.

After applying the band-aid, the patient should pay attention to protect the wound and avoid active bleeding, that is, cut less local activities, do not touch the water, and avoid pollution; do not often crush the wound by hand to prevent the wound from colliding and avoid cracking.

銆€銆€Finally, pay attention to the changes in the wound.

If the wound is aggravated 24 hours after the band-aid is applied, or the secretions are exuded, the test should be opened in time; if the wound is found to be red, swollen, or oozing, the band-aid should be stopped and the hospital should be treated promptly.

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