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Six situations where Band-Aids are strictly prohibited

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The wound is larger.

 For patients with larger wounds, the gauze of the Band-Aid cannot completely cover the wound surface, and the tape is attached to the wound, which is not good. When the patient is changing, it is easy to tear the wound and increase the wound area. At the same time, the wound under the tape is more prone to infection and allergies.

Allergy to tape.

 Band-Aids are not recommended if you are allergic to tape. Many people may have allergy symptoms and are allergic to the band-aid tape. At this time, the skin will be itchy, red, and swollen, and even small blisters will appear, which are easy to be infected. This group of people is not recommended to use the band-aid.

Wound contamination.

 If the wound is contaminated or suspected of having a foreign body, such patients are recommended to go to the hospital for thorough debridement or removal of the foreign body, and then bandage it. If it is infected, band-aids should not be used.

Six situations where Band-Aids are strictly prohibited1

Burns and scalds. 

It is not recommended to use band-aids for burns and scalds, as the use of band-aids can cause infection on the wound surface. If you are accidentally scalded, it is recommended to cool down with cold water first, and then apply scalding ointment. If it is serious, it is recommended to go to the hospital for treatment.

Animal scratches. 

If you are bitten by an animal or scratched by an animal, it is not recommended to use a Band-Aid, because using a Band-Aid will cause bacteria to spread in the wound and cause infection. At this time, the wound needs to be cleaned with soap and water, and then the rabies vaccine is injected into the hospital.

Boils of the skin.

 For patients with skin diseases such as skin boils, band-aids are not conducive to the drainage and absorption of pus in the boils but are conducive to the growth and reproduction of bacteria. It is generally recommended to rinse with warm water in the early stage, apply 70% alcohol around the boil to disinfect to prevent the infection from spreading to the nearby hair follicles or apply ichthyridine ointment. Boils or systemic symptoms, need to go to the hospital for treatment.