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    Default Somewhat O.T. Small Adhesive Bandages

    Hello,

    I am looking for a source of small adhesive bandages (Bandaids). About a year ago I had heart surgery and am now on blood thinners and any little nick leaves me bleeding some. I usually buy the variety packs of them and they have a few of the small bandages that are probably about 3/8" wide and 2" long. I use them and the rest of the box sits there.

    It seems like most times I am using them on my hands and fingers where a 1" or 3/4" strip is a little too large to be comfortable.

    Has anyone got a source of small adhesive bandages without having to buy the variety packs?

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    You can contact the customer service line of whichever adhesive bandage vendor you like and ask for that specific sort of product.

    Or, check out the "Details" of this Rite Aid "dot" bandage: Rite Aid First Aid Antibacterial Clear Adhesive Bandages, 100 Count | Rite Aid

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    My current favorite is the 3M Nexcare brand. I get the assorted smaller sizes and find all three sizes get used regularly. (Yes, blood thinner does make keeping the dressings handy a very good idea.)

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1

    Larry

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    Plus another on the blood thinning medication problem, …….some days my shop looks like a slaughterhouse

    I know it's no use to the US members, not what the OP was exactly looking for, but IMO, inc bang for $ - these supermarket own brand take a lot of beating Morrisons:








    Morrisons Washproof Plasters 40 per pack(Product Information)

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    Another alternative is bandaging tape. It conforms easily, tears off, and easily handles any small to large nick you can wrap. Good for fingers, back of the hand, arms, etc. etc.

    The stuff comes in a variety of widths and can be cut about as narrow as you'd like. Goes on fast, self-adheres, provides some protection from shop dirt and gives the nick time to stop bleeding. Pretty cheap as well.

    Worth having a roll or two in the truck, as the 2" up widths can also be used to slow major bleeding from a serious accident.

    https://www.amazon.com/Adherent-Adhe...dustrial%2C195

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    Also superglue for the small clean-edged nicks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteM View Post

    Worth having a roll or two in the truck, as the 2" up widths can also be used to slow major bleeding from a serious accident.
    And you can hang the muffler back up with it!

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    +1 on the NexCare. I really like the NexCare Active (flesh-colored foam, flexible, excellent adhesion). I can't find a pack with all the same size, but here is one packaging.

    They also make a waterproof version I've not tried. I think you can buy boxes of 100, all the same size.

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    I usually just fold up a small square of toilet paper and use electrical tape.

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    Ran into this myself a while back and now get this and cut them to the size I want:

    Elastoplast Fabric Plasters - More Flexible Wound Protection

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    Piece of papertowel and some electrical tape. Works great and lasts too

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    +1 on the super glue, keep it in the beer fridge and it will last for a long time


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    Quote Originally Posted by plastikdreams View Post
    Piece of papertowel and some electrical tape. Works great and lasts too
    Tie wrap and an alcohol swab patch, for real men.

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    The one I have never found is the one that resistant to oils and solvents.

    Tom

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    Same problem here.When I started taking Repatha shots the pharmacy sent me a box of 100 McKESSON spot bandages #16-4822.They are about 1" dia and stick really well.Perfect for small nicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumpster_diving View Post
    Also superglue for the small clean-edged nicks...
    100%.

    I've been using superglue for YEARS to keep small cuts closed, and have never had any issues. In fact, I have access to dermabond (the medical equivalent), but still use dollar store super glue. It stands up to repeated washings,and will generally last about 10-12 hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    You can contact the customer service line of whichever adhesive bandage vendor you like and ask for that specific sort of product.

    Or, check out the "Details" of this Rite Aid "dot" bandage: Rite Aid First Aid Antibacterial Clear Adhesive Bandages, 100 Count | Rite Aid
    I had to laugh when I read the description of the bandages. "The next time you crave Chinese food, simply reach in your cupboard for Nissin Chow Mein. The secret's in the savory sauce. Available in eight unique flavors to complement our delicious straight noodles and premium ingredients, Nissin Chow Mein is ready in five simple minutes.".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    I had to laugh when I read the description of the bandages. "The next time you crave Chinese food, simply reach in your cupboard for Nissin Chow Mein. The secret's in the savory sauce. Available in eight unique flavors to complement our delicious straight noodles and premium ingredients, Nissin Chow Mein is ready in five simple minutes.".
    In fairness, that sounds like my kind of bandage - medical care and sustenance in one convenient package!

    Wonder where in the database that screw up occurred, and how many others are on their site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteM View Post
    Another alternative is bandaging tape. It conforms easily, tears off, and easily handles any small to large nick you can wrap. Good for fingers, back of the hand, arms, etc. etc.

    The stuff comes in a variety of widths and can be cut about as narrow as you'd like. Goes on fast, self-adheres, provides some protection from shop dirt and gives the nick time to stop bleeding. Pretty cheap as well.

    Worth having a roll or two in the truck, as the 2" up widths can also be used to slow major bleeding from a serious accident.

    https://www.amazon.com/Adherent-Adhe...dustrial%2C195
    I did resort to surgical tape a couple of days ago to close a crack on the tip of my thumb. It works well but I just want to find something easy and convenient to do a quick fix of small cuts. Until I find it, surgical tape it is.


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