Best bandages & bandaging supplies according to redditors

We found 1,150 Reddit comments discussing the best bandages & bandaging supplies. We ranked the 424 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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First aid tape
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Top Reddit comments about Bandages & Bandaging Supplies:

u/candyouhearme · 151 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can just get them at your local pharmacy, either generic brand or Band-aid sells them, which is what these are. These are the extra-large variety, which includes 3 for about $4.

u/jolla92126 · 70 pointsr/coolguides

I know everyone’s joking about r/popping but seriously some zits need to be lanced.

  1. Pierce top with a lancet.

  2. Squeeze junk out (preferably with the looped wire extractor).

  3. Apply salicylic acid (wipe with a Stridex pad).

  4. Apply a hydrocolloid bandage (Nexcare Acne Cover, or cut to size Dynarex Dressing).
u/strocknar · 52 pointsr/EDC

Maxpedition individual first aid pouch

zipper pocket:

u/crystaljae · 35 pointsr/holdmycosmo

I’m a woman and while I don’t wear heels often now, I wore them all the time when I was younger. Heels that are too big give me rub blisters. Plus there are band aids now that are amazing for protection. blister protection

u/BlackbeltSteve · 32 pointsr/bjj
u/loki_racer · 25 pointsr/Dualsport

Last year a buddy and I took a 1300 mile trip around Colorado /r/dualsport ride on a Husqvarna 701 and a Yamaha WR250R. Here's a photo of the gear from last year.

This year we are adding one person (riding a monster, brand new, KTM 1090 Adventure R) to the crew and moving a little farther west to see some of the amazing sites in Utah. I put together a 1500 mile route, and will tack on White Rim Trail (if we can get passes) and wander around in Beef Basin for a bit.

A few of my friends have started using Polar Steps, so I've setup a trip and will try to keep it updated. I also maintain a simple website and will post photos on my flickr account.

Now, on to the fun, because sorting out gear and packing is half the fun of a /r/motocamping trip.

I'm involved in volunteer search and rescue (/r/searchandrescue) so a lot of this gear comes from my callout pack and extended incident command packs. The more experienced riders will notice that I'm lacking any tools, spares, tube slime, etc. I'm fortunate enough to be riding with 2 other riders that are packing all that jazz.

Two mottos:

  1. buy once, cry once
  2. high speed, low drag


u/happybadger · 23 pointsr/SocialistRA

The most important thing about bleed management is being able to identify what kind of leak the person has. Treatment for an arterial/venous/capillary bleed differs. Colour isn't the best indicator because lighting conditions change, what I look for is flow pattern. If it's coming out like a heartbeat or squirting it's arterial and a tourniquet is a good idea. If it's flowing smoothly and there's a lot of it it's probably venous and can probably be controlled with direct pressure. If it's flowing smoothly and there isn't a lot, it's capillary and direct pressure will stop it. For pressure bandages, I like these. If I don't have that, wrap a towel or shirt around your fist and grab/press the wound hard. You can swap it out for something better but that will buy you time and give you something that's easy to remove from the patient before you're ready to move them. If it's something like an abdominal or chest wound where there might be internal injuries, you don't want to be super aggressive but the bleed will kill them faster than most things you could do.

While CATs are decently made, I prefer the SOF-T tourniquet. The velcro on a CAT can be difficult to use when you're drunk on adrenaline and readjusting it becomes difficult as blood coagulates in the hooks and loop. They also have a plastic windlass and I'm very weary of plastic because the goal is to twist as tight as possible. SOF-Ts use a metal one which I have a lot more confidence in.

The quick and easy way to handle a massive bleed is:

  1. Take a step back and look at the wound as a science project. The patient's reaction to their injury will distract you and your first impulse is to calm them down which wastes time, and if it's something like a leg amputation you might have under two minutes to work with. Note how many injuries, where they are, which one is bleeding the most, what type of bleeding is going on.

  2. On extremities with an arterial bleed, jam your knee hard into their groin/armpit to give yourself as much time as possible. This will hurt and they'll hate you for it.

  3. Put three fingers above the highest wound if it's on the upper portion of the extremity or a few inches above the elbow/knee if it's on the lower portion, place the windlass of the tourniquet directly over the artery

  4. After the tourniquet is on, tighten the windlass until they hate you more than the injury and secure it. Wrap the excess strap around the windlass to further protect it from accidental bumps. It should be tight enough that the bleeding is completely stopped and if there's anything left of that limb you shouldn't be able to feel a pulse below it.

  5. I keep a sharpie in my medbag because they're useful in a lot of situations. In this one I mark the time on their forehead or throat if they have a lot of hair. Somewhere that will be completely visible to the surgeon removing the tourniquet so that they know how long the tissue has been without blood.

  6. Unless you know for absolute certain that you've treated their only injury, like you've directly witnessed them dropping the saw on their leg and there is no chance they could have had additional injuries they're not yet aware of or that the injury could have penetrated or if you only have witness accounts, do a blood sweep. Start from the head and try to feel as much of their body as possible, checking your hands for blood every time you reach the end of some piece or feel a change of texture on your fingertips. If you do feel or see blood, remove that piece of clothing and treat secondary injuries before covering them back up. The patient might say they have no secondary injuries but they're also distracted by a more intense pain and they're probably not mentally sound at that moment. Missing one is easy when everything is already saturated.
u/Crysalim · 22 pointsr/LifeProTips

Well you don't really want to use super glue. You want this.

New Skin is amazing. I consider it a less strengthful version of super glue with antiseptic properties. The small cuts I use it on heal SO much faster (and cleaner)

u/Krypt0night · 22 pointsr/AskReddit
u/PM_ME_YOUR_KALE · 21 pointsr/running

Just get some 3M Transpore Tape. Several of the commercial nipple protection products out there are just bits of that tape. I've used it for years. As long as you apply it when your skin is dry it's not going anywhere and provides the needed barrier.

u/rand486 · 18 pointsr/bjj

Here you go - have as many stripes as you like :P

Don't worry about the stripes - particularly the first one or two. Every gym has their own system, and will dole them out at their own pace. Ultimately, the stripes (or even belt colour) won't matter at all - just focus on learning.

u/shakey_bakey · 15 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

These are pretty awesome. I use them all the time. The only issues is that it sticks all over and you can't peel it off. You have to wait for it to fall off on its own. It takes like a week or so, maybe longer if your baby isn't moving the area a lot. I have very sensitive skin and this does not make me break out.

u/justice4robots · 13 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I buy these. I just cut them to whatever size or shape I need. A box lasts forever, and is so much cheaper than than the little acne stickers. They are also more substantial and stay in place longer.

u/newyearyay · 12 pointsr/Firearms

I would disagree with other users here, building your own kit will save a decent amount of money

What are you looking to put into these IFAKs? Here are some links that a 'basic' would have

4 pack of chest seals $29.19 (one in each kit)

20 count 5x9 combine pads $7.99 (two or so in each kit)

Isreali Bandage (non-amazon link as there have been many issues with amazon selling Isreali bandages and people getting knock-offs, youll want the 4in 'new manufacture' which come in a grey outer pouch, open the outer pouch and put them in the IFAK like that (they are double sealed/this will leave them sealed in a see through rip away plastic which can be used as an occlusive dressing) one in each kit.

2 Hemostatic Gauze $19.97 (open outer pack, put one 'inner' pack in each kit)

12 pack of 2in roller gauze $4.80 (one, maybe two in each kit, can be replaced with a triangular bandage instead)

12 Triangular Bandages (Cravats) $6.80 - these are multi-use, bleeding control, securing a dressing, TQ use etc. most opt not to have them but theyre a great 'multi-use' item I carry in every IFAK (one in each kit)

2 pack trauma shears $9.99 (one in each kit)

2 pack CAT tourniquets $53.98, one reason to go with amazon is the easy returns, which is a double edged sword, a lot of people will buy fake CATs for cheap, purchase real ones for $$ then 'return' the real ones with the cheap fake ones, look up lot codes when you get them if it doesnt look the part return it. Stay away from the thin elastic "pocket tourniquets" (one in each kit)

Rip away IFAK MOLLE pouch $14.99 each, depending on color. I prefer these over just a MOLLE pouch, unbuckle and use or throw to someone else without having to lug w.e. equipment the pouch is attached to - or leave off the MOLLE backing and put inside a pack loose

Personally I dont put airway in my IFAKs but do in a larger kit thats nearby - if you want links to NPAs a pretty good general size to go with would be a 26, dont forget lube or really you can just spit on them. Same with a decompression needle, not going to be in my IFAK.

More importantly than any of this stuff is training, you can do a lot more with training than you can with a 'be all end all kit'. Dont be afraid to adapt a kit to your environment, for example if you're going far away from civilization consider you might do wound packing and need more hemostatic gauze, but if you're right down the street from a hospital you probably wont want to pack a wound with a homeostatic agent but that will depend on the situation.

The purpose of an IFAK is to get you to a larger first aid kit/medical help.

(I purchase medical supplies for the EMS company I work for, Amazon prices are generally cheaper than buying from a distributor unless you're looking to build dozens of these kits and even then certain items will still be cheaper especially factoring in shipping) Any questions feel free to ask

u/cain8708 · 12 pointsr/CCW

So a lot of people have asked for a copy of a medical E bag of mine, so instead of sending to each person ill just put it on here. Now im on mobile so the format is gonna suck. First thing is first, this list is for non medical people. This Is NOT for gunshot wound, amputation kind of injuries. It is a 24 hour on the run bag. Meaning lacerations, sprains, things like that. If you have a gunshot wound, you are done running, i dont give a fuck what Hollywood says. With this in mind, first thing we want is SAM splints. I am NOT endorsing any link provided, just the first one on Google. Youll want 2. Depending on the bag you are using, you can shape them to create the frame on the interior of your bag. Id post pics of my aid bag, but i dont know how on mobile. Youtube any SAM splint video, youll see how to make arm splints, neck braces, leg, knee, hand, finger, any damn brace you want. Why 2, cause you never travel alone and someone might need one thats why. Now on to the next key item. Compact gauze. Again, i am NOT endorsing anyone. Why compressed you ask? Takes up less fucking room. Youll want at least 3. If you are in the worst shit river without a paddle and take a round to a leg, your leg can hold 3 of these puppies with no problem. Youll have a problem from the amount of pain, but as the famous medic saying goes: pain is the patient's problem. You can use them to clean up dirt, lacerations, tie up combative people until police arrive, or get kinky with your wife, i wont judge. Next, medical tape. Its amazon so dont have to worry about someone thinking im endorsing them. Medical tape is great for just about everything. Its sold in various diameters, i advise the 2 inch. But before you stick the several rolls, dont you get just one because that shit runs out quick, into your bag, open that shit up and dog ear that fucker. Wanna know what they never talk about when shit hits the fan? Your god damn motor skills telling you to go fuck yourself. You wont have 5 fingers if you need this bag right now. You have a thumb and a fucking flipper. So dog ear it, so if you do have a laceration, you can put gauze on it, hold down the pressure it needs, and not play fuck fuck games with the tape. Speaking of blood, gloves mother fuckers! God damn gloves! Oh its just you and your family? Cool, i guess you never plan on having to run with another family, like what this post could lead to. Safety in numbers, i see a man with an E bag running away from the same thing i am, bet your ass ill join his group. And bet your ass ill wear gloves if they are injured. No im not providing a link to latex free gloves, im not reaching that low for the joke. Next on this list coban. Now say it with me yall, I am NOT endorsing any link provided by the way. Now you may be wondering, i said tape already, why coban? Because coban provides an extra level of pressure, say for a deep laceration, and also only sticks to itself. Nurses and Doctors also say it gets tighter over time, but ill just call that a rumor. Now lets talk tourniquets. If you actually know how to use it, add 2. If you dont, fucking learn. If you ever pull those out, you are done running. I dont care who you are, if you put it on correctly, there is no blood flow to that limb. You would have lost significant amount of blood already, and need OR now. You can have one on for about 6-8 hours before the limb is fucked, so dont think putting it on means youre a new amputee. But dont put it on lightly either. You will have to stay in that spot until help arrives with what you have on you. So if you dont know how to put it on, leave it the fuck out. To prevent people from pulling a ND and saying i did it, im not providing a link for this one. Other things you want: 3 days worth of everyone's meds in separate bottles. Last thing you want is to give little Billy your heart meds on accident because they both look blue. Trauma sheers. Do i really need a link for that one? You never know when you need to cut seat belts, clothes, or other shit. Also good to have if doing rope play in the bedroom. Now this triangle looking guy, you want like 4 or 5 of. You have a busted arm, use the same splint to stabilize, and 2 of these to tie the arm around the body and one like a sling. That should cover most of everything that you can do without needing advanced classes. If you see bone sticking out, you are done running, same with lower body dislocations. You can still move with one broken arm, if you can carry and fire with the other. I hope yall enjoyed the jokes i put in, granted they werent that good. God damn this is a wall of text, and it took forever to do on a fucking cell phone. Enjoy. Any questions, comments, concerns, hit me up.

u/Double__tap · 12 pointsr/gundeals

I'm not sure if you're trolling or not, but I'll help you out here. I'll even use amazon since it's quicker.

Swat-t 11.49

Gauze: 11.49

Tape 3.28

Steristrips if you'd prefer (10 pack of 6 strips) 6.69

Chest seal- 17.31

Nitrile gloves (100 pack and medium for my dainty hands) 9.98


Grand total 53.55 (60.24 if you want the steristrips plus this will leave you with extra for additional FAK's). Now if you wanted to get fancy and add in the combat gauze/quickclot, that's where you'll spend some change. TBH though a good pressure dressing (properly applied) is going to do pretty damn well for most people's uses.

u/schmearcampain · 12 pointsr/surfing

Poor reviews on Amazon. $30 for one bandage. Supposedly this stuff is equally effective and has 60 for $7

u/jellyrollo · 8 pointsr/LosAngeles

This works for me, but I use liquid bandage. It's essentially nail polish but formulated to be used for first aid. Not sure nail polish is meant to be used on open wounds.

u/Furiousmoe · 8 pointsr/funny

Yes they are sold out.. so here is a link for bacon strip bandaids.

u/Unsoluble · 8 pointsr/diabetes_t1

FYI you can get 11 yards of 4” OpSite on Amazon for $21.

u/LockyBalboaPrime · 8 pointsr/guns

Keep in mind that I'm speaking generally and I'm not covering all of the options. I don't have a medical background but I have taken a fucking shitload of classes over the years, easily in the 500+ hour range for survival, medical, first response, and trauma classes. I've also taught them many times but mostly at a lower level than what gunshots would be.

My IFAKs are for big bad things, I keep a small first aid pack for boo boos but normally those are rub dirt on it and duct tape it. My real IFAKs are for "oh god, this dude is going to die like right now" kind of wounds.

  1. Never buy anything from eBay.
  2. Never underpay for something. If 99 stores have it for $50 and you find it on sale for $5, it's fake. And fake medical equipment will literally get you killed. Suck it up, pay full price.
  3. Name brands cost more. Name brands also care about their kit and it matters.

    That in mind - all of my IFAKs are homemade. I get supplies in semi-bulk and make 10+ IFAKs because I literally have them everywhere and I rotate out old/expired stuff as needed. I shit you not that I have 4 in my shooting supplies, 1 in my kitchen, 2 in the workshop, 2 in the car, etc. It's not cheap but nothing in life is. If you don't want to be that fanatical about it, getting a kit might be cheaper if you're making one or two.

    All of mine MUST have:

  • Gloves
  • Tape
  • Pressure bandage
  • Clotting agent, normally sponges
  • Gauze
  • EMT shears
  • Tourniquet

    Other stuff like for burns, heatstroke, hypothermia, etc I have in some of my bags but not most of them.

    Cover the basics:

  • Adventure Medical Kit
  • CAT Tourniquet from NAR
  • Israeli Bandage
  • Madison EMT Shear
  • Condor Rip-Away EMT Bag

    There is some arguments that can be made about this setup that I won't get into, these are what I like and trust though. I also normally add some extra gloves, tape, gauze, and QuickClot to each bag.

    The Adventure Medical Kit is cheap and has the core stuff. Nice easy package too, quick to buy a few of them and stash them places if I don't have time to make real bags right then.

    Israeli Bandage is the gold standard for a compression bandage. Watch some YT on how to use one, maybe get to so that you can kill one right off the bat to learn how to use it. Remember - once a bandage is opened, it's use it or lose it. Don't need infections because you used a 5 year old bandage that was stored wrong.

    Madison shears are solid.

    I like CAT style tourniquets and I trust North American Rescue since they're one of the huge massive names in the market. All of mine are NAR CAT tourniquets.

    Condor gets a bad name because of Airsoft kids that wear their stuff all the time, but this bag is really nice. It's fairly cheap, for an IFAK bag, it holds a lot, it's sturdy, and the rip away is really nice. I keep these on the outside of my range bag mostly. The rip away is nice since I can just grab the handle and pull.

    Final note - remember that an IFAK isn't just for you to use. It's also for other people to use on you. Make sure they're marked as an IFAK. Mine are all either bright red with a medical cross on it or at least have a big red medical cross on it in a place that everyone can see.
u/pegged50 · 8 pointsr/sex

Put a piece of a cotton ball over the tip of your finger, and then put a medical glove on over that. You could also do the same thing with finger cots

u/magicfitzpatrick · 8 pointsr/bjj

I work in the ER and your situation can be very tricky. You should be carrying something called quick clot in your gym bag.

QuikClot Advanced Clotting Gauze | Kaolin, Hemostatic First Aid Combat Gauze Pads to Stop Bleeding Fast | (2) 3-in x 24-in Gauze Strips

u/mmg8816 · 7 pointsr/running

I use nip eaze.

Theyare a bit more pricey than tape but very convenient and it’s so easy to bring spares along.

u/Mr_Conductor_USA · 7 pointsr/SubredditDrama

I got these gag gift bacon bandaids once and they look very much like bleeding wounds. Very unsettling.

Here's one, there are multiple manufacturers:

u/halterscalter · 7 pointsr/Firearms

For those interested I did some research and decided to also purchase a couple of these ($8 each):

and 1 of these ($27):

There's plenty of Youtube explanations on how to use it, worth watching a few just so you don't need to be reading instructions when it counts.

u/PriusCop · 7 pointsr/securityguards

I wouldn’t recommend buying a “prebuilt” IFAK. They can get very expensive when you can build your own for half the price.


u/cgull · 6 pointsr/running

Medial Tape -- specifically that brand. It's super strength, will never fall off. I've had bandaids and shit fall off cause of sweat, but this tape will stay on.

Also 1 roll lasts like 6 months so spend $3.50 and you're good for a year.

u/Chowley_1 · 6 pointsr/guns

The Adventure Medical kit only consists of two parts and costs $50. Save yourself $23 and buy the pieces separately on Amazon.



u/archonaran · 6 pointsr/programming
u/AK47Uprising · 6 pointsr/preppers

Pizza's idea of the Sawyer was an excellent suggestion and would be one of my top recommendations as well. To hit some other categories for ideas:


u/windsong5309 · 5 pointsr/Conures


  • Stand: I used 1/2" pvc pipe and the appropriately-sized fittings. I got more pipe than I thought I needed (I ended up using two poles)
  • Grip: any brand "pet bandage" (something like this works)

    (Rough) How to:

  • I drew out a rough outline of what I wanted it to look like (my stand looks similar to this one )
  • Measure and cut the pipe accordingly. Keep in mind that the fittings take up space as well so you have to account for that in your measurements.
  • Put it all together to check for fit.
  • Wrap it with pet bandage if you're happy with how it looks!
  • Afterwards you can drill holes for hooks or eye loops if you want to hang stuff.

    Good luck! Sorry I can't post pictures of my own stands - maybe when I get home later :)
u/seedsaver · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can get a box of ten 4" x 4" bandages for $12.30 on Amazon then just cut them to whatever size you need:

u/CL_3F · 5 pointsr/bugout

Always better to build one yourself.

Here's mine. Might give you some ideas.

6x6 Med Pouch (Modified with fingernail polish)

  1. Personal prescription meds inside quart ziploc for additional water resistance.
  2. 2x 4inch Gauze rolls
  3. 8x 4x4 sterile gauze pads
  4. 2x tampons 2x menstrual pads (these are meant more for backups for wife rather than wound care)
  5. 4x pair sterile surgical gloves
  6. 4x 4x4 tegaderm
  7. various butterfly closures and bandaids
  8. 1x triangle bandage
  9. Immodium & Pepto tabs
  10. Tylenol
  11. [redacted because people lack reading comprehension and I'm not going to debate it.]
  12. 2x Epi Pen (These are in case I have a run in with sunflower seeds.)
  13. 10x Alcohol swab
  14. Burn gel (the lidocane is good for more then just burns.) x10
  15. Antibiotic ointment x10
  16. Sting wipes x10
  17. 1x tweezers
  18. 1x tick remover
  19. Medipore tape
  20. Clotting Sponges
  21. Shears
  22. Israeli Bandage x2
  23. Chest Vent
  24. CAT Gen3
  25. SAM splint
  26. Hibiclens
  27. Mini USB light
  28. Bic Pen

    Not all of this fits inside the med pouch itself. It's meant for quick access to the critical items.
u/ThoR294 · 5 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

thanks /u/Shanisasha ;)

I am on Omnipod and I love it. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I STRONGLY recommend getting SkinTac. I was having issues with the pod not sticking the full duration, and my skin would get pissed off sometimes after removal. This stuff is the SHIT for my pods AND my CGM. Nothing ever just falls off, and it helps keep it on if I accidentally bump into things.

I used to fix cars and I used to get the pod ripped off when I would try to squeeze into places really tight to fix things. Skintac helped immensely.

They sell wipes, but they are $$$$ and I only recommend them for traveling because of that.

Let me know if you have any questions!

u/AstroPHX · 5 pointsr/diabetes_t1

SkinTac also comes in a bulk bottle that lasts for a long time. I think we’re going on 8 years.

(Edit: fix link format)

u/mule_roany_mare · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Try putting surgical tape over the bite (Add some hydrocortisone if you are really sensitive).

You get all the benefits of not scratching without having to exercise any of the will power.

I used to get mosquito bites that would drive me so crazy I couldn't sleep, now I just forget about them.

u/pfohl · 5 pointsr/Bass

I haven't had very good luck with rechargeable batteries. They don't seem to have the same power as the standard pollution-causing kind. It makes my bass sound kind of fuzzy.

This stuff is great for injured fingers as well.

u/TazzzTM · 5 pointsr/Blackfellas

I been stopped wearing the white man's band-aids ever since I got a box of these. And if you're really tough you can use this without squirming.

u/prothid · 5 pointsr/pics
u/sydchez · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have this problem with oxfords because of my bony ankles lol. I use these half-insoles for an unrelated foot problem and it incidentally solves the ankle rubbing as well (just as you suggested, it just lifts it up a bit higher). I found that full insoles took up too much space in the body of the shoe - I was getting a lot of pressure across the top of my foot because of it.

Another thing that helped was blister bandaids (as opposed to regular bandaids, which I found fell off my ankle really easily because of the way it rubbed/not having adhesive all the way around).
YMMV, hopefully helpful!

u/cbunn81 · 5 pointsr/travel

Generally blisters form when there is too much friction. The presence of water, be it sweat or rainwater, can exacerbate this. Typically the cause is an ill-fitting shoe. In your case, it may well be the socks. So obviously don't use those socks again. But the sock might not be the whole cause. Perhaps there is something about your shoe that your fluffier socks are protecting you from?

Where on your foot is the blister?

Anyway, now that you have the blister, you can deal with it in a couple ways. Generally speaking, you should not drain the blister unless it's already been ruptured naturally. The fluid inside will act as a cushion. And if it does rupture, do not peel away the outside skin. That's going to make it more painful and more susceptible to infection. I recommend some blister bandages. You should be able to find them in a good drug store or supermarket. The brand isn't important. Or look for some tegaderm film, though that might be less likely than the blister bandages.

In the future, remember that prevention is key. Listen to your feet. If you feel a "hot spot" forming somewhere, don't ignore it. Figure out the cause and make necessary changes.

u/whypinto · 5 pointsr/running
u/Emfuser · 5 pointsr/Fencing

Blisters are something where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Figure out what works for you (multiple socks, pre-taping certain parts of your feet, vaseline, etc) and stick with it.


  • The most common is plain athletic tape, which is usually the white stuff that is commonly available at drug stores, some retail stores, and sporting goods stores. You generally want to use a layer of foam wrap, which is tape-like but has no adhesive, under the tape itself, particularly where any wound is or where there is hair.

  • There's also strapping tape, which is much like athletic tape but it tends to be a little bit more stiff and more sticky and it's harder to find. You also want to use foam wrap under this. DO NOT put strapping tape directly on a blister without foam wrap in-between. It is sticky enough to rip the blister open when you remove it. I have never seen strapping tape in brick and mortar retail stores here in the southeastern US.

  • Then there's stuff like Co-Flex and knock-offs which is self-adhesive but tends to be a bit lighter duty. Many people confuse this with moleskin. It is pretty skin-friendly and does not need the foam wrap under it. It is naturally elastic and good for light compression.

  • Moleskin can be used preventatively or to protect an existing blister. It comes in patches or sheets with choices of adhesive or non-adhesive and also comes as pre-made bandages for blisters, but those aren't often found retail. There are also non-moleskin products that effectively do the same thing. Like this product.

    Blister Treatment

  • Band-Aid Blister Ampoules are awesome. They're pretty sticky themselves but I would tape over anything on the bottom of the foot or anyplace else that sport-driven rubbing is occurring.

  • Lancing and draining a blister is not something that everyone agrees on. I think the basic HowStuffWorks process is pretty good. It is vital that you cover and protect that drained blister thoroughly. You may have to lay off for a day or two if it's an area that you can't effectively protect from straining the skin and preventing the blister from healing.
u/CluckMcDuck · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Congrats! In the gymnastics world, your first rip is like a rite of passage. We're a little sick that way (ie: "ooh lets see! did it bleed?! oh wow, that's a great one" etc.)

You have 2 options. Let it completely heal the usual cut/scrape way, or let it heal enough to work on it- the gymnast way.

The usual cut/scrape way: use a vitamin e cream. keep a band-aid on it until it's completely healed. Avoid using the hand until it's healed.

The gymnast way: keep the wound open so it dries out during the day. Use a vitamin e cream at night/overnight (some of us go without). Keep letting it dry out. Use NewSkin on it before your next workout (this shit HURTS on a fresh rip and smells weirdly like bananas, but it's downright useful. fair warning.) Put a layer of tape over the hand (basically wrap once around the palm/back of hand). Do your workout. Wash hands after, rinse and repeat process. It will take a couple days, but the rip will heal/harden over just fine.

Suggestion for Vitamin E cream:

Suggestion for NewSkin:

u/mike413 · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Like this? I haven't found it for years.

they had two kinds - the first was great, the second was bad.

I can only ever find this other stuff now by a different company. It's not that great.

Wait, what about this cool stuff for a non-intended use?

u/ttubravesrock · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am not a doomsday prepper.

However, there's no reason why I shouldn't have a pantry with six months' worth of food.

There's no reason I shouldn't have the ability to do certain things without electricity.

There's no reason I shouldn't be able to access safe drinking water.

And there's no reason that I shouldn't know first aid.

Also, I live in Alaska, so the power going out in the winter really can be a life threatening situation, both short term and long term.

u/BrutalJones · 4 pointsr/bjj

Discovering New Skin has completely changed the way I feel about mat burn. Works like a charm if you want to train without the risk of getting mat scum inside open abrasions. God damn applying that shit to an open wound is unbelievably painful though.

u/c_danielle_c · 4 pointsr/piercing

I used these and loved them! They are what we use where I work to cover the insertion site for an IV. This size was just perfect!

3m Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing 2.375" x 2.75"/Picture Frame Style/Package of 20

u/worskies · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've tried the Nexcare bandages and you're totally right. They don't stick very well to your face and I too would find them on my bed in the morning. I bought these, and not only do they stick to your face way better than Nexcare, they are a much better value. They're 4x4, so you have to cut them, but I think I've only gone through two full ones since I bought them last June.

u/notawildflower · 4 pointsr/HumansBeingBros

They suck so much because your pain receptors are exposed without anything to coat and protect them (like blood does for deeper cuts). Putting any sort of ointment on them will almost fully get rid of the pain if you manage to keep it coated, and getting some liquid bandage (Amazon product linked) will protect it from any air or anything else touching the pain receptors and completely remove the pain.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/collapse

Multipurpose waterproof match case. I prefer this case because it's not much bigger than other waterproof cases, but has other stuff built into it. I put waterproof matches in it along with the striker strip from the package. The whistle is good for signaling. The other functions are marginal, so I supplement them with the actual things, which consist of a signal mirror, lensatic compass, and emergency fire starter.

A stove and solid fuel. I was pretty impressed with this particular one when I received it. It's stainless steel, well constructed, and you can store four fuel tabs inside of it.

A multitool and a fixed-blade knife. I don't have either of these specific models, but they seem pretty decent.

A folding shovel. These are good for burying waste, helping a car gain traction in the winter, etc.

A self-adhesive bandage. This is a three-pack. The single one cost $4 locally. Buy this one and leave the other two in your medicine cabinet. Wrap the remaining one around a piece of cardboard and put it in your emergency pack.

Disposable antibacterial wipes.

Antimicrobial silver gel. Like Neosporin, but better. Stays on a wound for multiple days without covering, and the colloidal silver is a strong antimicrobial agent. See the oligodynamic effect.

Dust masks. This is for a 50-pack, but for half the price, you only get 10 at a local store. These help prevent you from spreading germs if you're sick, and keep you from inhaling macroscopic particles if you're in a dusty/dirty area.

QuikClot sponge bandage. This helps to stop bleeding from major injuries. Along with an Israeli battle dressing you have two great ways to help stem major bleeding, separately or combined.

Local anesthetic for stings. Good for numbing injuries other than stings, too.

Sterile pads, 4” x 4”.


Cigarette-adapter power inverter. Good for charging small electronics.

Hand warmers.

Work gloves and watchcap.

All of the following are probably best bought in stores or scrounged up around the house:

Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, all with obvious uses.

Aspirin, for heart attacks and pain, ibuprofen for pain, anti-histamine for allergic reactions, and Imodium or off-brand equivalent for diarrhea. I can't stress having Imodium enough. Having cramps and shits can render you unable to do anything for long periods of time, even more so than other ailments.

A disposable razor can be used to shave to keep up appearances, or to shave the area around a wound for better bandaging.

Maxi pads and tampons can be used as intended as well as to prevent bleeding from wounds.

Toilet paper. Wrap it around a piece of cardboard to save space.

Bandanas or an old shirt can be used to make a sling, protect yourself from the sun, filter macroscopic particles out of water, filter dirty/dusty air, etc.

Hot chocolate with caffeine added can be used to help stay alert.

Lighters are a must-have to start a fire.

I also have a Ziploc bag containing about ten cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly. They're great firestarters.

Cash. Keep various bills and coins in an amount that you think is suitable for emergencies.

Maps. Carry folding maps of your area, state, and surrounding states.

I think that covers everything that I have. There's a lot of redundancy, but it all fits in my bag, so I'm happy with it. I'm definitely interested in hearing thoughts as to what can be added or changed.

u/golson3 · 4 pointsr/nursing

For immediate lifesaving type stuff, without any tools or resources at your disposal, it seems like you did alright. If you want to assess more quickly in the future, you have to throw out the head to toe assessment that is more in tune with what we do with a stable patient on a med surg unit. In the military, we got some really basic instruction on casualty assessment, focused on what we can do at the scene to help save a life. Identifying injuries and relaying that to first responders is a big one. So is identifying arterial bleeding and doing something about it. The nemonic device we had was "rub both balls slowly for better head".







Head injury

You might want to keep a BP cuff, CAT (you can probably find them cheaper), a NPA, and some pressure dressings like the Israeli bandage in the trunk of your car. Be able to call out injuries to the paramedics when they get there to save them time. Also, if they have neck/head/back pain, try to get them to minimize movement as much as possible. We used this book when I was in, but they don't let Joe Blow start IVs anymore:

ETA: look for stuff you can do something about, in addition for information to relay. If you see copious bleeding, get pressure on it or apply a tourniquet (if on a limb). If their face is all smashed up or or they're unresponsive but still have a pulse and are breathing, put a NPA in.

u/jaredzimmerman · 4 pointsr/fermentation

They puff up after a week or so depending on speed of fermentation but there’s enough headroom in the bag for some expansion. Beyond that people use a pin to put a small hole in the bag and cover it with a piece of transpore medical tape which allows it to breath a bit without much risk of contamination
3M Transpore Clear 1-Inch Wide First Aid Tape, 10-Yard Roll (2 Rolls)

u/Acute_Procrastinosis · 4 pointsr/Showerthoughts
u/greeneyes85 · 4 pointsr/Hidradenitis

Hydrocolloid bandages. You can get a box of ten 4x4 bandages. They absorb oil, pus, grease and other fluids and become a scab to the wound so it doesn't scab over and stop draining.

u/lomlslomls · 3 pointsr/preppers

This. You might purchase a decent off-the-shelf kit and then augment it with more/better items such as pain relievers, anti diarrheal, benadryl or similar. Pads and rolled gauze (these things are VERY useful in a kit).

You might consider a good first aid book and even things like scalpels, hemostats and sutures. Quick Clot and even a tourniquet to stop blood loss.

I keep a bottle of water in my kits as well, you will likely need some water to clean wounds, etc.

Of all the things in my kit I tend to use band aids, ACE bandages, cold compresses and meds the most.

u/cheruchan · 3 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

This is what I use when I have a bad cyst or pimple that needs a drain and heal. I just cut it down to the appropriate size and sterilize with witch hazel before putting it on.

u/oscarjeff · 3 pointsr/tretinoin

I second this. Even the cheapest patches get really costly pretty fast if you're using them frequently. Cutting up larger bandages is definitely the way to go. I thought bandaid brand worked really well, but the adhesive was a bit too strong for my face. I always felt like it took off some skin (this was pre-tret). (They were perfect when I got a deep gash on my hand though. That thing stayed put through handwashing, showers, taking gloves on & off, etc., & completely sealed the wound.)

Duoderm is the classic medical brand for real (non-acne) wounds. I used to buy these on amazon & cut them up and they worked well. If you're going to use enough to make it through a whole box, these come out cheaper than the bandaid bandages even though they're on the high end for large medical grade hydrocolloids. There's 10 4x4 inch bandages per box for ~$20.

Dynadex is a good dupe for Duoderm. I switched to these b/c they're half the price and work just as well. ~$10 for ten 4x4 in. bandages.

u/Charlemagneffxiv · 3 pointsr/wma

This is a great question more clubs should probably think about.

Answers given so far have mostly focused on minor injuries like bruising that can be treated with ice packs and pain killers, which comes with all types of first aid kits.

What you should really specifically prepare for though is the worst case scenarios. While it should be rare for anyone to be seriously injured during training sessions, accidents can happen. As an example, a feder blade snapping and the now sharp jagged edge flying off to strike someone in the chest, arm, leg or even face.

So you want QuikClot in your kit, but also some of the powder itself to pour directly into the wound if the sponges aren't able to stop the bleeding (probably because an artery was hit)

Now if someone is stabbed in the thigh or arm and an artery is pierced, clotting agent alone won't be enough. You'll also want to apply a tourniquet as quickly as possible to stop them from bleeding to death. Having a pre-made tourniquet like these is a good idea

If the blade exits the wound it would also be a good idea to be able to close the wound quickly. While you can stitch it up, depending on the wound size you may be able to apply a ZipStitch which is significantly faster at closing a wound since it doesn't require having to needle and thread.

Also given the gear we wear tends to get an athlete very hot it would not be a bad idea to have an IV kit on hand to deal with heat exhaustion injuries which CAN kill a person if they are dehydrated enough. I've seen soldiers make the poor mistake of drinking coffee early in the morning (or worse, do heavy drinking the night before) and then go have an intense workout, and pass out from heat exhaustion and need an IV applied. It wouldn't surprise me if the same kind of injury occurs among civilian non-professional athletes who don't hydrate properly before a sparring session. However applying IVs is not for a novice, and requires someone who has been properly trained to perform them. I also wouldn't recommend purchasing a kit from Amazon because the needles need to be cared for delicately, else they can actually scrape against the plastic protector and get pieces of plastic on the needle head which you then inject into a person's bloodstream and can put them into cardiac arrest. IVs are serious business, and you should have taken a course in advanced first aid for how to apply one before you attempt something like this (I had Combat Lifesaver training in the Army, so I have had this training. Speaking from experience here). I would not trust someone working at Amazon to care for the needles properly. Get an IV kit from a local medical supplier.

The last item I would recommend adding to a first aid kit is a chest seal gauze for what is called a 'sucking chest wound'; basically any time the chest is pierced you have a special kind of wound that will cause air to be sucked into the wound, and left untreated for even a little bit of time will result in a collapsed lung. Applying one of these correctly and in a timely fashion is a good idea to prevent this from happening until paramedics can arrive and give the person some oxygen and take them to the ER for surgery.

These items are rarely included in first aid kits, even the most expensive ones. This is why I specifically mention purchasing these items and adding them to your kit. First aid kits will often have gauze and bandages, but not clotting agents or pre-made tourniquets, etc

I actually carry clotting agent and QuikStitch in my feder bag's outer pouch just in case something goes wrong. It never has, which is a good thing, but if something goes awry it's something I want to have on hand.

u/edallme · 3 pointsr/diabetes_t1

Do you use an adhesive barrier such as Skin Tac?

u/aquaticfemme · 3 pointsr/asktransgender

For running I use a small piece of 3M Transpore tape over each nipple. It's what they sometimes use on bandages at the doctor's office when you have blood drawn.
This is the stuff:

If keeps my nips from poking and chafing for running and should work fine for day use without any restriction.

*Edited per /u/needshelpwithmath11

u/uid_0 · 3 pointsr/diabetes

Skin-Tac will take care of that for you.

u/nothing2cherenozy · 3 pointsr/crochet

MEDca Self Adherent Cohesive Wrap Bandages 2 Inches X 5 Yards 6 Count, FDA Approved (Rainbow Color)

Like this stuff. Super easy to find.

u/NEET_Here · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Get surgical tape and tape it on, problem solved. I used to run long distance and had this problem because of cotton t shirts+ sweat.

You can also get it at a local pharmacy

u/ElenaAgg · 3 pointsr/asktransgender

In the UK is kinda cheap:

Tegaderm Transparent Dressing 6 cm x 7 cm (Box of 20)

u/AngelusLilium · 3 pointsr/MtF

That is the standard dosage.

I started HRT with injections, but there was a national shortage for about 18 months and had to switch to patches.

TransProTip? Use a dressing. After a few hours, dirt and dead skin begin creeping under around the edges of the patch and it looks and feels nasty. It also creates a barrier of gunk which I assume blocks some of the medication contact with your skin.

The dressing will protect the patch and prevent it from getting nasty. You can cut it in ½ and stretch your supply of dressings because the patch is so small.

u/lessons_learnt · 3 pointsr/Wishlist
u/bill_lee · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Beer cozy. AC/DC keychain bottle opener. Leisure pants. Personalized bowling ball. Ham radio. Bacon bandages. Leatherman MultiTool. Portable outdoor arm chair. Fleshlight. Fine assortment of marinades (for a grill, not the Fleshlight). Oh and a grill.

Sorry, that was 11.

u/ofoldgold · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Something else good as an overnight treatment for active acne is a hydrocolloid bandage. You may have to lance the spot with a sterile needle first, but put one on the cleaned area and leave it on at least 8 hours. The next day, it will be noticeably smaller/less painful. You can tell if it's worked because the dressing will have a bubble of lymph and gunk sucked up in it, and it's safe to use several days in a row.

u/alienman · 3 pointsr/toddlers

I'd try a hydrocolloid dressing that you can cut to the right size. It seals the wound in its own moisture and keeps out air. It's also waterproof and, if you get the right one, doesn't fall off for days. Get a very, very, thin one. Not a thick blister bandaid that you'll see in the store. The thin ones seem to stay on the face better for me and they are easier to cut into the right size and shape. The moisture sealed in prevents scabbing and will therefore not itch so much. And the wound will heal with minimal scarring. This stuff is a godsend.

u/takes22tango · 3 pointsr/diabetes

I'm afraid I'm not much help with the bleed problem. Have you tried wearing the sensor in an alternate site from the abdomen? There is a lot of movement in the torso area even with out a good jog. I like to wear mine in the back of my arm, I find that it sticks on longer and is more accurate there.

I like to use Skin Tac to get it to stick after the edges start rolling up. I know as far as tape goes there is a kind that's very popular around here, I can't recall the name but I'm sure someone will comment with it :)

Edit: The tape a lot of people seem to like is OpSite Flexifix. I've never tried it since I prefer as little space on my skin covered as possible, but different things work for different people!

u/BeepBleepBoop · 3 pointsr/diabetes

You absolutely want some medical tape to keep it on. I get about 12-14 days out of each sensor easily if I put Op-site flexifix found here:

To cut it I use the full width(20 squares) by 14 squares length. Then cut in the middle an 8x5 hole and then round the outer edges. Put it on over the white tape that comes on the sensor. This stuff works wonders and it lasts the full two weeks. I've also seen people putting it on first and the sensor afterwards through a little hole they cut in it but I haven't tried that yet since my way works fine for me.

Also, you don't want to calibrate too often. It'll throw it off if you do it more than 3 times a day, apparently. I'm not sure how true that is.

In the first 12-24 hours you'll have some funny looking trends. They're generally right but usually a bit more "skippy" or "jumpy" because it just takes some time to get it calibrated and going. It's still pretty accurate even at the beginning for me, though.

Finally, call customer support for any questions or problems. They are actually very helpful and will replace sensors if one goes bad or something.

Good luck with it! My dexcom got me down to the 6s for the first time in 9 years!

u/shrimpcot · 3 pointsr/diabetes

I always get at least 2 weeks out my sensors. The one I am wearing now is on day 28 and still accurate. The adhesive can be an issue so I cover the whole thing with this stuff:

I cut a small piece of gauze to cover the actual sensor part so I dont get adhesive all over it. It works great.

Insertion is no big deal at all. If you can handle injections you can handle this.

UPDATE: OK, 28 days may be too long to wear one sensor. I just pulled it off and found a nasty infected friction sore type of thing underneath. The insertion point was still fine for what its worth.

u/Naomi_DerRabe · 3 pointsr/aww

Seriously seconding this. Most groomers will trim nails for really cheap, sometimes free depending on circumstances.

If you do it yourself, have some cornstarch or flour (or substances like this can't for the life of me remember the product my mother uses) to stop the bleeding if you cut too much.

u/advicevice · 3 pointsr/Survival

Came here to mention Hemcon, QuikClot and the Israeli Battle Dressing

Also a tourniquet is a must, emergency shears are a good idea as well.

u/Superted79 · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/Paul_Swanson · 3 pointsr/Survival

> fully-equipped backpack ready for a survival experience ... in areas of woodland

I say your first step is to make a very specific goal. Like "Survive in the woods by myself for 3 days in the winter" or "Travel through the woods with another person for 7 days in the summer".

Then what's your budget? Target weight?

I like to use the survival rule of threes and start at the beginning

  • 3 minutes without air
  • 3 hours without shelter
  • 3 days without water
  • 3 weeks without food

    Then once you've bought your gear, test it. Maybe you have a broken item. Maybe it's hard to use without modification. Maybe you're just awful at starting fires.

    I'll give you one suggestion to start with: a compression bandage. Can't live that long without blood, can you?
u/OddTheViking · 3 pointsr/VEDC

Large gauze pads or bandages and cloth first aid tape. In my experience most injuries that are not a sprained or broken limb are going to be large scrapes or cuts.

If you are worried about more serous injury, some quick-clot and some larger bandages. I carry an "Israeli" bandage which is designed for gunshot wounds. Unlikely I will need it for that, but I am more likely to see an accident with a knife, axe, or saw.

As others have said, a couple Ace type bandages and a SAM splint.

For less serious stuff, some moleskin (for blisters), burn cream, cortizone cream, and some OTC meds:

  • Ibuprofen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Anti-diarrhea
  • Benadryl
  • Anti-gas
  • Phenylephrin (decongestant)

    I also have some prescription pain killers left over from a surgery (Tylenol with codeine) and some indomethacin ( anti-inflammation used to treat gout)

    On top of that I always have at least a couple days of prescription meds.
u/Maximum_Ordinate · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Buy yourself a decent bolt action .22 or a shotgun, a good 3-5" fixed blade knife, a blaze orange hat or vest, and a decent little first aid kit (don't forget a tourniquet).

Step 1: Take a hunters safety/education class.

Some states have classes exclusively for adults. This will give you some basic, but good info on gun/bow safety and state laws pertaining to hunting. In addition, they should have pamphlets that will outline the different hunting seasons, game animals, invasive species, and state/federal hunting areas.

These classes might also help you meet some more experienced folks who could bring you along or offer some valuable advice.

Step 2: Learn how to use your gear.

Your ability with your gear can mean the difference between success and failure on the hunt--and in some cases life and death (especially pertaining to your med kit).

Let's start with the rifle. I like bolt action .22's. You can get a very accurate gun and learn how to use it for very little money. Using a bolt action .22 with iron sights forces the shooter to learn the fundamentals of marksmanship, building a solid foundation for the future.

I like the Savage MkII and the Ruger American.

With either rifle I'd recommend adding a peep sight and a regular 2 point sling.
Both are accurate and inexpensive rifles that you can shoot day in and day out for years.

You should be able to find a range with at least 50 yards to sight in (aka zero) your rifle. If you need guidance here, there are plenty of online resources, however, you'd do better to ask an experienced shooter for a hand. Be sure to use the same ammo for zero and hunting.

For shotguns you can't beat the versatility of a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Get either gun in 12 or 20 gauge. The beauty of these two is that you are always a simple barrel change away from being able to shoot birdshot (birds small game) or slugs (everything else).

With a good .22 and a good shotgun, you should be able to hunt most wild game in North America. There are better calibers and rifles for specific hunting applications but those two will do it all.

What I don't recommend for hunting rifles/shotguns and why:

1 I don't like scopes (at first). Forcing yourself to learn on iron sights means you develop a firm foundation in the fundamentals. I remember wanting a scope for my .22 so bad, so my dad made me a deal. I had to kill 100 red squirrels or starlings and 10 groundhogs before he'd let me add a scope. It took me the better part of a summer to accomplish this but I walked away from that summer being able to put lead on just about anything within 150 yards of that little rifle.

2 I don't like autoloaders (at first). Simply because shooting a bolt gun means you have one, maybe two shots to get the job done. You learn to make ever shot count. Once you are proficient, go wild.

3 I don't like tactical/tacticool rifles for beginners or really hunting for that matter. They are usuallly auto loaders (see #2), heavier, and more expensive. You don't feel so bad taking your $230 Savage through brambles, tripping over roots and dropping it, or leaning it up against a rusty fence post. If you don't trust me, look at what the professional hunters use.

Extras: buy a quality, brass rod cleaning kit and some decent gun oil (or CLP) for deep cleans. Keep a [Bore Snake](.22 .223 .25 CAL Bore Snake Cleaner Kit Cord Rope Brass in an extra pocket for the times you get dirt or debris in the barrel.

Get yourself a good knife. I always have my pocket knife (a CRKT M21-02G) and a skinner when I'm hunting.

For a pocket knife use what suits you. For a skinner I really like knives like the Schrade Old Timer 158 for general skinning and this blade from Ontario Knife.

You also need a good way to keep your knives sharp. I've had a lot of luck with the. [Lansky System](Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

Last, please get yourself a decent med kit. Too many people have died in the woods due to a knife accident or gun accident that could have been easily treated.

You can easily make yourself a basic kit or buy one like [this](Ever Ready First Aid Meditac Tactical Trauma IFAK Kit with Trauma Pack Quickclot and Israeli Bandage in Molle Pouch pre-made.

This kit has everything you need except for a tourniquet like [this](Tourniquet - (Black) Recon Medical Gen 3 Mil-Spec Kevlar Metal Windlass Aluminum Lightweight First Aid Tactical Swat Medic Pre-Hospital Life Saving Hemorrhage Control Registration Card (1 Pack) and an Israeli Bandage like [this](Ever Ready Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch

You can learn to use all this stuff over the course of an hour via YouTube. You would do better to find a nurse, paramedic, or Navy Corpsman to give you a crash course in the use of the contents of your IFAK. If you can find a Corpsman, they are probably the best for this kind of thing. Lots of good tips and tricks for field you can pay them in beer.

Don't forget to add extras like any medication you might need, chapstick, Bayer aspirin (good for headaches and heart attacks), a little tube of antibacterial ointment, and a couple fabric bandages.

If you won't carry this on your person, keep it in your vehicle.

For good practice I like squirrel and rabbit hunting. Makes you consider a lot about safety, a lot about taking only the good shots, plus they are easy to clean and good to eat.

Last learn how to use what you kill.

If you are hunting varmits, that is one thing. I shoot invasive species (when legal), and varmits that are causing a nuisance and that is reason enough for me.

If you are hunting anything else for exclusively for sport, please use it. You can use some of the books referenced earlier to learn about skinning and field dressing. I like to watch shows like Meat Eater, to learn better ways to use the meat I've harvested. Once you get into cooking game meat, you will wonder why you ever went to the store for meat.

Just don't forget that hunting is about stewardship and learning. It's a lifelong pursuit that is very rewarding.

Always be safe, always be ethical, always be responsible, always have fun.

Edit: If you ever find yourself in south central or southwest Michigan, I can help you with anything I've outlined above. I'm a lifelong hunter, a lifelong shooter, a small arms instructor in the military, a certified combat lifesaver, and a decent game cook.

u/megor · 3 pointsr/Keratoconus

For the nighttime eye guard make sure to get 3M tape. I had used some generic from the pharmacy and after tearing it off multiple weeks on end my skin started to get raw. This is what I used

If he already wears eye glasses get new ones ordered with one lens straight through. Also get good total block sunglasses.

Get baby shampoo or TheraTears lid scrub to help him clean his eyes. All those drops can build up a lot of goop. His eyes will be dry a lot so a lot of eyedrops (Thera tears is what I use) will help. Also for allergies in the eye to help with itching Zaditor was a life saver.

u/fatairae · 3 pointsr/MtF

I use transpore tape. I go running every day for hours in the middle of the day, which gets me quite soaking, and use a bit of the tape around the edge keeps the patch in place really well. Holds through 7 days, and never comes off in the shower.

u/dlbqlp · 3 pointsr/running

3M Transpore medical tape. Amazon

If you need to improve the stickiness, buy pre-tape spray. Amazon

The transpore tape is extremely sticky. Its used in hospitals to keep IV's from falling out and etc. Its one of the only things that will stay on. I've been using it for years.

u/yeahimageek · 3 pointsr/running

This tape works great for me and will likely last you years:

u/callmejay · 2 pointsr/EDC

Like this stuff or is there something better? NEW SKIN LIQUID BANDAGE BOTTLE .3 OZ

I've been meaning to get something like that for my bag.

u/TsunamiBob · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I was wondering if New Skin could be used on fish. Apparently, it can be:

I've used Orabase (apparently the oral version of New Skin) on aphthous ulcers and it works best if the area is blotted dry as possible right before application. A styptic pencil, which you can find in the shaving section of pharmacies, may also staunch the flow of blood. I also use those on aphthous ulcers.

Columnaris is going to infect open wounds so getting it covered will help. It can't grow in >1% salt. Aquarium salt is just sodium chloride without any other ingredients. It's said that kosher salt is likely to be pure NaCl.

u/privateprblms · 2 pointsr/childfree

This is what I used:

The clear Nexcare waterproof bandaids are really good too. I used them when I had a mole removed and would highly recommend them if you want something with the dressing built in already (they make larger sizes that should cover the whole belly button area).

u/Lausannea · 2 pointsr/diabetes

This is the one I use myself. It's waterproof and it's the smallest size that leaves plenty of room to apply my infusion sets on top. A Libre sensor should be fine on top of this too. Does this help?

u/BNNJ · 2 pointsr/promos

They also sell this.


u/purrImacatpurpur · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How about bacon?

I once called a partner of mine and blocked my phone number, calling them to pretend I was a drunk valley girl and said that I had a great time last night...

Hmmm... fact... I like hugs. I don't know haha

u/pinkmagedon · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

if you buy enough of these you could make a dress like lady gaga wore!

this because bacon. And clothes. Clothes are awesome. We all need clothes with non-ucky pits!

THIS! because we both love pandas, its not on your list, and only 5$ from one seller. :) And it's on my wishlist.. so.. add it! hehehehe

u/EmeryXCI · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have not been gifted yet, probably because I'm still new. Random fact about me? I probably like butter more than Paula Deen. Yup. That much. Omg it's so good. lol Would love to have these! because... who doesn't want to stick bacon on their cuts? lol Thanks for the contest!

u/KillerSiren · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Really this sells itself. Who doesnt want to wear bacon over a booboo probably had from bacon grease popping up to give you kisses.

u/Kubaker1 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Bacon band-aids or Glow in the dark toilet paper. You don't have to, but it would be hilarious.

u/baccgirl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh this is sooooo much fun! goes.
Canned unicorn meat
Booze smuggling tampons
Emergency inflatable chicken
Face/Butt towel
Yodelling Pickle
Bacon Bandages
USB Humping Dog

Ok..that should just about do it! Xxxxx
We ❤️ You Robert!

u/Jambz · 2 pointsr/breakingbad
u/h0twired · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Gotta pick up some bacon bandages

u/laterdayze · 2 pointsr/Gifting
u/xshamirx · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Madam Curie who, when crime is afoot, becomes... The Radiation Sensation! She stalks criminals with Glass Dropper Pipettes filled with a slime that turns you into a radiation detector for an hour, and Bacon Aids to help recover those who were hurt (because seriously... who doesn't love bacon?).

Her hours in the labs have given her a near precognative ability to know when something bad is about to happen and so she stays one step ahead of crime. She has amazing Judo skills honed during her down time between being awesome and winning Nobel Prizes (yes, plural!). And even when she isn;t out crime fighting she's being awesome by discovering new elements and making an apperance on Bridget's First Contest!

:P So I would love the gift card! I'm moving to Taiwan to pursue my masters in Industrial Engineering (first one in the family to even have a BACHELORS!) and I really want to buy a Ipod so I can listen to music to past the 2 day flight time (3 hours to Miami, 4 to LA, and then 13 to Taiwan, with a total of 11 hours in Layovers :)

also here's my amazon wishlist -

u/MCubb · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bacon bandages of course!


Bacon is Meat Candy

u/TheBuzzerBeater · 2 pointsr/Coachella

These blister bandaids are way better for blisters than regular bandaids and acually stay on.

If you use a netti pot these disposable nasal rinses are great. I shattered my nose playing football and they work great.

u/sadie_jane · 2 pointsr/loseit

I second the blister band-aids. Here's what they look like. You put them on, and it's like you don't even have the blister anymore.

u/Paddington_Fear · 2 pointsr/preppers

Here is what I use for my feet:
Injinji socks

Heel pads (note: am female so yes, I get the one for women):

heel protector:


also will work in a pinch: duct tape, just tape over blisters. keep walking. Also Oragel - fantastic pain relief that can be used on blisters

I wear Altras which are trail runners and not going to be for everyone because they are sort of weird

u/mstacle · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I’ve used these in the past with some success.

u/erin_said · 2 pointsr/backpacking

Holy shit those boots look crazy (and awesome!). I agree with your sentiments about waterproofness in the PNW. I would also go with a waterproof shoe if I lived in an area with a lot of precipitation like that.

I had problems with blisters on my heels too and started lacing my shoes differently and it seemed to help. Here's a video that demonstrates how to do the lacing on boots to hold the heel down a little bit better (it's a little bit different on trail runners/low cut hiking shoes, but pretty similar). Also make sure that your laces don't come undone or loosen throughout the day. You can do this by tying a different type of knot when you are done lacing your boot. I use this knot with all of my shoes and since I've started using it I've never had my shoe laces loosen or come undone throughout the day. It's kind of weird to do at first, but really easy once you get the hang of it.

The other thing that has really helped me is preemptively taping my foot in spots where I know I'm prone to get blisters. For this I use Leukotape which I've found is superior to duct tape as it's stickier and breathable so you can leave it on for a few days at a time (even if it gets wet). It's best to put the tape on the night before you start hiking (or if you're replacing it in the middle of the hike just do it before you go to bed) so that the adhesive adheres to the foot better which will just make it actually stick to your foot longer without having to replace it.

If I do end up getting a blister, I drain it (poke a hole in it with a needle or safety pin or even your knife as long as it's clean) and leave the skin intact and then put a hydrocolloid bandage over it to protect the area from infection and also provide some padding. Hydrocolloid bandages stick pretty well, but just to make sure it stays in place I put some leukotape over it. Both can be left in place for several days at a time. Hydrocolloid bandages are AWESOME and you can actually use them on regular wounds as well as long as they are not super oozing with blood or anything. I get pack of large pads from amazon which can be cut down to size. Here are some links: hydrocolloid bandages and leukotape.

Someone else mentioned Bodyglide and Hydropel. I've found these products to be useful, but only if you get blisters between the toes. If you get blisters on the heels or sides of your feet it doesn't seem to be as effective because it just soaks into the socks. One thing you could try instead that might help is a really thin sock liner made of coolmax fabric or something similar that will wick your foot sweat away from your foot. If your feet aren't sweaty then that's probably not an issue and I wouldn't recommend liner socks because they can make your feet hotter.

This post was way longer than I thought it would be. I had a lot of blisters the first few years I was backpacking, but now I'm (relatively) blister free. Like I said before this is what works for me but it's not for everybody! Good luck!

P.S. Your pictures were awesome and I am super jealous. I have been wanting to go to ONP for a while now. Thank you for sharing!

u/and4eva · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I just buy the blister dressing ones on Amazon. They're huge and I cut to need. A pack lasts me 18 months with 5 white heads a week!

u/brideebeee · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Most of the pimple patches are simply precut thin hydrocolloid bandages. You can save a lot of money making your own by buying large thin hydrocolloid dressings sold for wound care online and cutting them down to patch size.

For example:
ConvaTec DuoDERM Extra Thin CGF Dressings 4 X 4 Inches 187955 10 Each

u/chicgeek9 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

These ones are absolutely the best. Expensive at first but they will last a looong time

u/pumpandabump · 2 pointsr/diabetes

No worries, I'm happy to answer any questions. The adhesive that the sensor comes with is ok, but it doesn't even last a full week for most people. I like to secure it with Opsite Flexifix. I'm still on the first roll I purchased back in 2015, make sure to get the one that is 4" across. I cut out a patch like this, except I use a tag punch to cut out the center hole (I got mine on ebay for $9). I also use [Patch Peelz] ( sometimes. Some people use GrifGrips or Rocktape. Lots of people swim and do all sorts of sports/ physical activity and the extra adhesive helps keep the Dexcom secure. I've heard of people who wear it on their arm using an additional arm band over the sensor/transmitter when playing contact sports to ensure it doesn't get knocked off.

u/aloneindankness · 2 pointsr/tattoo

Honestly? My advice is to get saniderm/tatuderm/tegaderm. It's a transparent waterproof dressing. You just slap it on and let it heal. It heals much better, and you don't have to wash and goop it all the time. You can buy it for yourself. My last artist didn't use it, so I just got some myself and applied it when I got home.

Here is the one I got off amazon, but they all have it in Walgreens. It is used for non-tattoo wounds/scrapes.

If you are gonna do it though, make sure you watch some application instructions.

If you don't want to do this, instructions are:

  1. Wash with gentle soap 2-3 times a day. Dr. Bronner's is great.

  2. Let air dry. DO NOT DRY WITH A TOWEL. The fibers can be irritating and carry bacteria.

  3. When it is COMPLETELY dry, apply a thin layer of Aquaphor. Do NOT use neosporin.

  4. Do this in the morning, when you get home from school/work, and before you go to bed. Try not to rub your tattoo on anything, and let it breathe.

    Talk to your artist too.
u/NotSoMeanJo · 2 pointsr/MtF

This is the tape that I use which is great, comfortable, and lasts all day. I've also had some success with swimming as well.

u/InsaneAmountOfSanity · 2 pointsr/diabetes

I go 2 weeks with each one. Sure they say only go a week but they seem to work for 2 weeks pretty well. I know some people in this sub go quite a bit longer than that. After about 7-8 days the adhesive starts to come up a little bit. I cut a piece of this with a hole in the middle for the transmitter to fit through and stick it right over the current adhesive. Works like a charm!

u/facklestix · 2 pointsr/DAE

"Liquid Bandage / New-Skin" is quite common in the restaurant industry, especially in the kitchen.

u/SoylentBrew · 2 pointsr/RunPDX
u/SirMontego · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

There's a product called Liquid Bandage. It is basically medical super glue that seals small wounds. The biggest difference between Liquid Bandage and super glue, that I've noticed, is that Liquid Bandage takes a few minutes to dry. And you paint it on, so it might be easier to apply than super glue.

u/AngelOfLight · 2 pointsr/funny

These things used to drive me crazy. Now I just use a topical adhesive. Works like a charm.

u/-shifted- · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

It's great stuff, and once it dries you can keep playing without it coming right off like a Tegaderm does. Just make sure its fully dry before you start up again. Blowing on it helps is dry faster. I spend a lot of time blowing on butts lol.

u/greenbud1 · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

Nothing beats liquid bandage for cuts like that.

u/professor_doom · 2 pointsr/FargoTV

Here's a little more info on supergluing cuts.

And yeah, Liquid Skin is over the counter. You can even buy it on Amazon.

u/need2beworking · 2 pointsr/Survivalist

You have 'hooks and fishing line' in food then 'needle and thread' in medical. Couldn't 'hook and line' do the same thing here? (It's a non-issue for me because I'd pass out if I tried to give myself stitches) So the one addition that I've added to every pack I have, the BoB, the car, the truck, hunting packs, etc. is Quickclot. That and duct tape will have to suffice for me in place of stitches.

Edit: This TraumaPack may be better. I use this one when I want to carry as little as possible.

u/BaqAttaq · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

You can buy QuikClot prepped bandages online. I have a few in my car in my emergency kit and even my car.

u/AFKeeker · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Bleeding out is a leading cause of death during severe trauma, yet it is one that can be mitigated to a great extent with some simple first aid gear and training. Having a First Aid Kit in your car is a great idea. Many things that the military uses in their Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) can be purchased online. Amazon has CATs, Israeli Bandages, Quikclot, SAM Splints, Combat Lifesaver Guides (useful for situations where medical assistance might be delayed, like wilderness situations), and much much more.

u/FlamingWarPig · 2 pointsr/keto

Recommend prime shipping so you don't lose too much blood before it arrives.

u/germ666 · 2 pointsr/WTF

Great price too: $15

Seems to get good reviews

u/Jackson3125 · 2 pointsr/Survival

You need to definitely put some thought into what you would need medically in a survival situation where you can't get to a hospital fast.

For example:

Quikclot to stop excessive bleeding until you can get medical help.

Sam Splint in case of a broken arm or leg.

If you break your arm or get a wound deep enough to where your wound won't stop bleeding, it doesn't matter how good you are at casting a net or purifying water.

u/_marco_polo_ · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I use a 30L Marmot, an 85L Osprey, or a regular school backpack sized Northface, and absolutely love them. It really depends on personal preference and what kind of hunt you are going on. If you do buy an internal frame pack, be sure to go to a store and try it on with some stuff in it. If you go to a major hunting/camping place, they will have staff to fit it for you. Do that and then buy online to save money.

I've used cheap walmart base layers for years until this year. Got an amazing set from a Cabela's bargain cave and decided that from now on I am going to get the expensive ones(unless I find another sale). The cheap ones will do it, but aren't nearly as comfortable or warm so I had to wear more layers. My fiancee swears up and down that her under armor set is better than the same set I bought from cabelas(she has both).

For a jacket(and maybe pack) do you need it to be camo? If no, for a jacket I suggest a Carhartt. If yes on camo, I love my Drake but it was super expensive. Maybe check out Macks Prairie Wings site?

As for anything else to make your hunt more fun, if you are done growing, I suggest splurging on a great pair of boots. Warm, dry, and comfy feet make me really happy. I also sometimes bring a little pocket rocket or a jetboil for warm food or drink but that really depends on the type of hunt. Stanley makes a great thermos for warm liquid up to 10-12 hours.

Also maybe think about a compact trauma kit. Accidents happen. I've got an Israeli bandage (get a bigger one that I linked. 6in isn't enough) coupled with a put together trauma kit. Blood clot packs, gauze, alcohol, thermo blanket, etc.

Hope reading this wall of text helped.

Ninja Edit: Rope or paracord for dragging dead game.

u/17496634303659 · 2 pointsr/tacticalgear

Ok so first off, never ever use combat gauze or quick clotting sponges / powders in any situation unless the bleeding absolutely can't be controlled by a tourniquet. So, there are powdered quick clot applications, and the one that comes in a gauze form. The powdered version is extremely old, and was phased out of the military years ago. When it gets in contact with blood, it becomes excruciatingly hot and can actually burn you. Soldiers found that when downrange, if there are a decent breeze and they were trying to pour the powder in a wound, some would fly into their eyes or onto their sweat skin and start burning. Also, unlike the gauze, there is no way to force it into the wound and apply pressure onto the bleeding artery. The gauze form has a blue line down the center that actually shows up on x rays so doctors can remove all of the gauze. The chemical found in the powder has been put into the gauze.

That is what I assume you are speaking of when you say granuals. So with the gauze, you dont just take it out of the package and smack it on the wound. Let me find a video real quick on how to properly apply it.

Video on combat gauze!

Video shown to us medics when we first joined for training!

Hope that gives you a better idea.

If you were in a bad mountain bike crash and it left a big gash on your leg, I would use an ETB (Israeli Bandage) if it wasn't arterial bleeding (you look down at your leg and bright red blood is literally SQUIRTING out = arterial). You are just trying to keep the skin closed, apply pressure, and gtfo.

ETB on Amazon!

That is what we use in the military.

Any more questions feel free to ask.

u/RockyMtnAristocrat · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

Some supplies I often recommend:

  • Norton 4K/8K
    For general honing, and a laborious restoration/bevel set (if you do more than a few razors, get the 1k below to set a bevel).

  • A jewelers loop to see what happens to the blade as you hone, polish, stop and shave. I feel watching the sharpness of a straight razor bevel develop and degrade is a critical education step in straight razor bevel maintenance.

  • Chromium Oxide on a strop for final polish, or a diamond pasted strop.

  • King 1000 K For bevel setting.

  • DMT flattening stone your hones don't ship flat, and must even them out - use sandpaper till you get this.

  • Niawa 12K
    For polishing your razor with a stone (some prefer this method).

  • Mineral oil to prevent rust (local pharm)

  • A bit of styptic in anticipation of your first shave

u/Patrollingthemojave0 · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/illHavetwoPlease · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Pedes make it a goal to add a first aid kit to your car or EDC bag. One with trauma wraps, tourniquet, blood clotting agent, gloves, etc. the reality is, we don't know where this is headed and it never hurts to be prepared.
Blood cult agent
Israeli trauma wrap
[Nitrile gloves]('s a good idea to have a few things anyway for the car just in case too. Flashlight, water straw filter, iodine water tablets, small emergency blanket, road flare/air flare, hand warmers, knife, flint rod, etc. it will come in handy at some point.

u/souliisoul · 2 pointsr/CPTSD

Thank you, it helps me remember I'm worthy of loving care. I like those ideas for eyemask improvements!

I use a single strip each night.. in the morning I hang the used tape on the edge of a shelf above my bed, then when I have three used strips, I combine them and it works as well as a fresh strip.

BULK: $.70 per roll x12 = $8.26 White/dp/B003TXPZ64?th=1

2 pack x $1.55 per roll = $3.10

also @walmart for $3 for 2

u/bracbron · 2 pointsr/shrooms

Pricy I just use 3m micropore tape you can buy a huge pack online for 8 bucks and use it to cover injection and air holes on jars or monotub holes

u/blurnsball1158 · 2 pointsr/USPS

I sometimes wrap paper tape around my fingers when it gets bad. It's cheap, comes of easily, doesn't fall off in the rain, and works well. Something like this

Edit: exactly that, clicked on the link and it said I purchased it in September of 2015 lol

u/shroom_throwaway9722 · 2 pointsr/LateStageCapitalism

> I've had to give myself stitches with dental floss on multiple occasions because I can't afford to go to a doctor, even with insurance.

For the sake of your health, please use these instead!

u/Stretchy_Arms · 2 pointsr/running

I get these and cut them to the length I need. One layer does the trick, and they have stayed in place for any run I need them on (including my recent 12hr race)

u/angelinwhite · 2 pointsr/selfharmpics

Here's a pack of 60 steri strips for $8.30: Could you afford that, darling? If not, I can try to find a way to purchase them (I live with my parents because I'm 16 and I don't think they'd let me buy them but I can try my hardest to find a way to get them) and send them to you, if you're okay with sharing your address with me. And okay, but what is it that you'd ask your doctor to prescribe?

u/toncherie · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I see some other ladies mentioning tape, and having tried basically all methods and types of tape, I think medical/surgical tape is my favourite. It’s quite clear, which is a bonus, plus it’s meant to maintain its hold to keep iv’sand tubes in place no matter how much the skin sweats etc so I find it holds all day no problem!

This is the type of tape I’m referring to: 3M Transpore Clear 1-Inch Wide First Aid Tape, 10-Yard Roll (2 Rolls)

My method is basically start at the bottom while supporting the breast with one hand and lay the piece of tape in a diagonal direction from close to where the gore would lay upwards towards my shoulder. I rip a bunch of pieces before starting and continue to lay them until I have good support and shape

u/kalall1 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Assueming you already have to bag. I would include the following:


2-4 pairs of gloves

1-roll of transpore tape

10-4X4 gauze pads

2-Kling roll (inch prefered)

1 ace wrap

2 Cat tourniquet (advanced training required)

1 bandaid holder

2 Quick Clot (advanced traning required)

1 Sam Splint

CPR Pocket Mask (optional)


I highly suggest you attend the following classes.

Stop the Bleed

CPR and First aid

Also you should research your local good sam laws.

u/HeloisePommefume · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Same problem. I always used bandaids, even though they never really stayed well or provided much protection. But it was better than nothing, and I hate tennis shoes. Then one day I ran out and in desperation used medical tape like this. After you put it on you have to give it a minute to adhere before you put your shoes on, but it works wonders and I buy it in bulk now.

u/Captain_Kittenface · 2 pointsr/running

They were never a problem for me until I ran my first half. The shower after was extremely painful! Now I just throw on some of this transpore tape for anything that might go over 10. You can get it at any drug store for a few bucks and at an inch or two per nipple it lasts forever. As long as I remember to throw on the tape I have no issues whatsoever.

u/iknitblankets · 2 pointsr/popping

Band-Aid Brand Hydro Seal Extra Large Waterproof Adhesive Bandages for Wound Care and Blisters, 3 ct

u/MechanicalTim · 2 pointsr/running

Yes, it helps, but I would not rely on it for a marathon in the rain. The most common solutions I've seen recommended here, that I have also tried myself, are NipEaze and Transpore tape. Squirrel's Nut Butter also gets a lot of recommendations.

u/mysteriousseal · 2 pointsr/Skinpicking

I second Sebamed already mentioned here! The one I use is more of a gel with aloe in it. Afterwards put a super thin layer of Vaseline on - it’ll help seal the moisture in to help heal the area and it’ll keep you from bugging it since it’s a little slimey.

If the area has any open wounds look into hydrocolloid bandages! Make sure the area is freshly clean with no ointments/lotions/serums before putting them on. You can keep them on for 3-7 days and even shower with them on! I prefer the gel-like ones over the tegaderm sheets (which are more like adhesive plastic wrap).

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel:

Band-Aid HydroSeal:

u/stir-thepot · 2 pointsr/Dermatology

hydrocolloid bandaid like this one

Band-Aid Brand Hydro Seal Extra Large Waterproof Adhesive Bandages for Wound Care and Blisters, 3 ct

u/jacklights · 2 pointsr/Warts

I picked mine up at a grocery store and I know you could find them at the pharmacy. But the internet has just enlightened me to the fact that you can get it in colors other than tan, if you want.

The only downsides I've found it's not waterproof and it collects lint like a sonuvagun. When it gets wet, it won't loose it's adherence to itself (it will, for the most, part stay put) but it'll slip around over your skin. So I take mine off and put on gloves to cook. But if you do get it wet, you can unravel it, let it air out, and reuse it. A little goes a long way.

This is my gross, around the house one. Whenever l go out to work/school/with friends, I always put on a new one. But because I'm cheap and don't want to spend any more money than I need to on this bastard wart, I try to use them as long as I can before tossing them. (Please ignore the chipped nail polish.)

Here's something similar to what I picked up in the store:

I hope this can help you!

u/illumiee · 2 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

They should be in the bandage section, they might also be called blister bandages. The bandages got kinda pricey (like $4-5 per pack of 10-15 bandages, which I cut into smaller squares) so I just started buying the 10 ct hydrocolloid sheets off amazon (I got this one for $12, but there are a lot of options).

u/TheSkippingKing · 2 pointsr/Theatre

I did one for a broken ankle in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. It looked great for the stage, and I think it would be good enough for camera but I can’t say for sure. Easy to test though.

The method was to take a sock and cut the end so I could poke my toes out. You may want to cut a thumb hole to get the proper wrist cast style. Then just wrap the whole thing with adhesive gauze tape, like this stuff:

It takes almost a whole roll of the stuff to reach a proper thickness, and when you are done you have to cut it off and make a new one for the next time. It’s a little more flexible than a plaster cast would be, but the actor should have no trouble maintaining a straight wrist because even the fake cast does provide quite a bit of support.

u/gooutandbebrave · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I buy big, square, extra-thin Dynarex bandages from Amazon and just cut them as needed. 10-pack for $13. Not sure if they're available in Canada but if not, another brand most likely is.

u/TechReader01 · 2 pointsr/DeadBedrooms

If you're squicked about that, try buying a package of "finger cots", that doctors use to do exactly that.

But remember, hands wash, and soap & water makes everything lovely again.

u/smiledrs · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

I am going through the same thing as you but not as bad. Some of those cuts looks like just like mine, especially on the palm of the hand. Get these bandages if you haven't already, it will do much better than those band aids you have on and it will last for 3 days. comes in different sizes for the fingers and palms. They have it at Target and Walmart too.

u/grimmtalker · 2 pointsr/running

Have you tried any of the available products for this issue like Nipeaze? I had similar issues until I used nipple guards, which were noticeable throughbclothing and don't stay on well. Then I found these and not only are they water proof and sweat proof, they are not readily visible through clothing.

u/beatarmy16 · 2 pointsr/diabetes
u/MrsSirLeAwesome · 2 pointsr/dexcom

So what I do is insert the sensor, cut four pieces (or however many) of the clear flexifix tape (I cut pieces that are about 3 and a half squares) to cover the white bandage, and then I cover the top of that with the skintac glue, let dry, and that typically keeps everything on for the 10 days, even with long hot showers, exercise, house cleaning etc. Sometimes I have to replace a bit of the tape, sometimes I add some more of the skintac to stick a corner down, but this works the best I've found. Those oval bandages are awful, they peel super quickly and get all stringy, I hate using them. I was using the oval bandages and then the clear flexifix stuff over that and then the glue, but it works just as well if not better with just the clear flexitape and then the glue.

Anyway, this is just what has worked best for me!

u/GlenM_MI · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

These things 👍:

NipEaze - 4pack Value - The Original Transparent Nip Protector - Nipple Chafing Prevention; 62 pairs

u/stephenlc95 · 2 pointsr/dexcom

I would recommend liquid adhesive over any type of patch adhesive. All of the adhesive stays under the dexcom and doesn't attract any lint or dirt. I bought this bottle off amazon and it has lasted several years.

u/derioderio · 2 pointsr/diabetes

I train judo with a Dexcom G6 and Tandem t:slim X2. With a bit of preparation I'm able to keep the CGM and my infusion site from being ripped off. I've talked about how I suit up for judo before here. Since it's an evolutionary process, there are a few changes I've made since when I wrote that. Here is my current process:

I've always placed the Dexcom sensor in the abdomen, usually in the area above the belly button. I try to put it in a spot that won't be in the middle of a fold in my skin when I bend forward. I move it around every time I apply a new sensor of course, but I don't stray too far from that area and I've always had pretty good readings there.

First of all I use skin-tac on both the cgm and pump infusion site before I put them in place. That alone has always been sufficient for normal daily life, but is woefully insufficient when doing judo. When I get dressed for judo I do the following:

  1. Apply skin-tac to the skin around both the cgm and pump infusion site, generally 3-4 inches around the CGM and 1 inch around the pump infusion site.
  2. Get masking tape and tape over just the actual cgm and infusion site. For the infusion site I need to make a loop and have the sticky side facing out, with just a little bit of sticky wrapped under and taped to my skin just on each side of the infusion site.
  3. For the CGM site I do the following: get a sheet of wax paper and cover it with strips of masking tape. Then cut out an oval-shaped section that is slightly larger than the cloth portion of the Dexcom sensor, cut a hole in the middle for the transmitter, and place this over the cloth. Then I make a loop of masking tape and put it on top of the transmitter.
  4. When the skin-tac is dry I use a couple of sections of KT tape (cut to smaller lengths as needed) over the cgm and infusion sites. The skin-tac is so it can strongly adhere to my skin around the sites, holding them in place even when I sweat. The masking tape and wax paper that is between them is so I can remove the KT tape later without also removing the original adhesive for the cgm or infusion site. For the sensor I use one strip cut into halves, for the infusion site I use one strip cut into thirds.
  5. Wear a compression shirt over everything. In jujutsu pretty much everyone wears a compression shirt, so that shouldn't be an issue. I've found that a tight compression shirt keeps everything tight against the skin makes it so that any friction between myself and my gi/my partner/the mat/etc., rubs across the compression shirt instead of directly against the tape and everything holding my CGM and infusion set in place. Also the compression shirt will stick directly to my skin in the area around the KT tape, again reducing friction against the CGM and infusion site.

    That preparation has always been sufficient for my cgm and infusion sites staying in place doing judo. Figuring all this out has taken a bit of trial and error, but once I started doing all of this I've never had either come off during practice, and that's full super-sweaty throwing (and being thrown) around and grappling on the ground that we do in judo.

    To take care of the pump, I have to do some additional things to protect it as well.

  6. Wrap it up in a layer of thin foam (1/4" or so). This is to protect it from being broken, before I started doing this I've broken the screen on my pump twice, since I started using the foam it's never been a problem.
  7. Put it inside a sandwich size ziplock bag (to protect it from sweat).
  8. Put all of that inside a SPIbelt elastic running belt that I keep under my pants just under the waistline.

    Doing all that is a little time-consuming, since it can take me 10-15 minutes just to get dressed for judo where everyone else takes about 1 minute, but it's what I have to do to keep my sites and pump secure and undamaged.

    Sometimes after practice when I get home to shower and take all the tape and stuff off, the Dexcom sensor will have partly come off. I just apply some more skin-tac to the area that has detached, wait for it to dry, and then re-attach it. By doing that, I've never had a sensor that didn't last the 10 days, and I can almost always stretch it to 15-20 days with a session restart. Generally I have to change the sensor because it starts malfunctioning, not because it comes off. I've had more success with keeping everything on and not starting to fall off by waiting until all the sweat has dried away and then removing all the tape, as it gives the adhesive on the CGM a chance to get sticky again.

    Since you're on an Omnipod, you might try with the Omnipod the same kind of thing that I do with my CGM. However it is quite a bit bulkier than a CGM sensor+transmitter, so YMMV. If you can consider switching to a standard insulin pump I know from personal experience that it can work.
u/Gooselx48 · 2 pointsr/trailrunning

Get nipease - basically stickies for the nips

NipEaze - 4pack Value - The Original Transparent Nip Protector - Nipple Chafing Prevention; 62 pairs

Easy to use and if you sweat a lot won’t come off like the body glide will. They have changed the game for me.

u/TransLikeAG3 · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

3M Transpore Clear 1-Inch Wide First Aid Tape, 10-Yard Roll (2 Rolls) - Amazon link

This is what I use. I also tried durapore tape but it barely sticks. Transpore tape feels like it could rip a limb off if needed in comparison.

u/Illarie · 1 pointr/eczema

Yeah, if he is really red and inflamed it really could be an allergy/sensitivity. Inflammation is terrible, the poor little guy.

I am going to warn you that some naturopaths are dicks and they will not be cool and lecture you about steroids, so talk to them on the phone and find one that is understanding. I got really lucky, but I also live in Portland, OR (which is full of hippies and new agers, so I had lots of options), but my Naturopath understands that there is a time for steroids and they are transitional fix, until you can figure out the root of the problem and not just mask it.

If your traditional doctor can do this (otherwise go to a naturopath and they should be able to do it) insist on a food sensitivity panel and a lot of allergy testing. Sometimes things don't come back as "true allergies" but really affect the system. It could be something as simple as a dye, or for me it is eggs, gluten and cane sugar. So I had to learn to re-eat, but I feel pretty amazing otherwise. I still have dry skin, but I am no longer puffy, red, itchy, and having stomach aches (developed when I was a teen).

sorry I rambled haha! I just feel really bad for your kiddo and want to help.

Lighter prewrap -- you need tape with this one. It is really good for hot weather because it is breathable (like at night!)

Thicker stuff -- I suggest this one if he is playing sports. It really protects it!

u/rewardiflost · 1 pointr/AskMen

Nipple protectors.
Lots of similar products available.

u/puckingpinot · 1 pointr/diabetes

Definitely, if you have any questions with it let me know! They have swabs and a dabber/applier versions on Amazon depending on your preference!

u/scumteam14 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

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u/hah_you_wish · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

As well, another thing I would recommend doing is purchasing hydrocolloid bandages and cutting them up to put on each pimple. They work by absorbing any moisture, and in my experience, really flatten them out and help them to go away quicker. You can buy them pre cut into little circles but they’re way more expensive that way. If you purchase them, just get the big rectangles like this:

u/wintercast · 1 pointr/corgi

Olive oil helps get the tape off without hurting them as much. Also recommend using something other than duct tape if that is what you are using. best stuff I found was the 3m Clear Transpor tape. It still allows breathing.

u/thelemonademan · 1 pointr/running

I use transpore tape for my nipples (male):

Before every run I tear off two little squares and place over nipples. Taking them off is just like peeling off any other tape, but I find it does help a bit to do it under hot water in the shower. I've heard of people leaving it on for several days but I've never done it. It definitely stays in place though.

Had very badly chafed nips when I started running, but none since using this stuff. I might have it a bit worse than some though because I have some floppy moobs due to losing quite a bit of weight. Sometimes I wear a compression shirt and that basically keeps all the floppy-ness in place, but it's uncomfortable and always a huge pain to take off afterward when it's sweaty.

I also use the injinji toe socks. They're really great!

u/Ghigs · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

A band-aid. Or you could wrap it with a 2x2 cotton pad and some self-adherent (non-sticky) tape.

This is the sort of tape, you can probably get it locally though.

u/kvossera · 1 pointr/Stretched

MEDca Self Adherent Cohesive Wrap Bandages 2 Inches X 5 Yards 6 Count, FDA Approved (Rainbow Color)

Or the stuff boxers use on their fingers.

u/fembecca · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

For first aid kit! It's on my bc I'm cheap list.

u/patpatamoncheeks · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Is this the one you're looking at Duoderm Extra Thin Cgf Dressing 4 x 4 in./Box of 10? It looks like it's out of stock and this sometimes affects the price. Perhaps wait after the 29th and see if the price goes down? Another alternative from looking at Amazon are Pharmacoll 4"x4" (10 Pads) - Hydrocolloid Dressing - Comparable to Duoderm Primacol Restore Replicare *Tegasorb for $15.99 or Dynarex Dynaderm Hydrocolloid Dressing, 4 x 4 Inch/10 Count for $11.70 make sure the Dynarex that you buy says it's sold by Amazon, because the cheaper one isn't and if you have issues you won't be able to resolve as easily. Don't know how they'll compare but they're under $17.

u/this_is_squirrel · 1 pointr/Type1Diabetes

Hands down dexcom! g6 has a more slim close to you profile but g5 can sometimes be more economical because you can extend them longer. Libre is the cheapest option but isn't great because it doesn't alert you to rises and falls which I have found to be the most essential part of reducing my a1c and more importantly, increasing your Time In Range which is actually a way better indicator of control and likelihood of developing complications.


What ever you chose here are some tips to help you make the actual wearing of a CGM easier!


  1. buy liquid Skin Tac this stuff with be a life saver, cleanse your skin and shave if necessary then apply the liquid to the skin and WAIT it must be all the way dry and feel sticky, it takes about 5 minutes, NOW apply your sensor
  2. invest in patches either call dexcom and ask for some free trial ones or try Stay Put Medical if you don't care what they look like or if you want "cool" ones try these, they will custom make ones for you if you'd like or these. there are others these are just my two preferred brands for fun ones. if you do use over patches, I generally wait until the sensor is peeling up a bit on the edges before I patch and then I trim the patches as needed.
  3. don't be afraid to use other places, I have very movement intensive job as well and have found after 29 years of diabetes, my abdomen is out, completely not useful. I really like the backs and front of my arms, chest, and area right below the bra line.

    Go get yourself a CGM (but really not a medtronic one, they are less acurate and an 18 month commitment). If I were in a financial bind today I would take a dexcom CGM and only a dexcom CGM over a pump every day!
u/teacupremains · 1 pointr/Nails

You could wear a finger cot

My mother was a nail tech and would wear them over her thumb and index finger when she didn’t want to bother with full gloves.

u/Suiciin · 1 pointr/anime_irl
u/Sensitive_Wallaby · 1 pointr/preppers

So you mean something that includes this or this

u/trailspice · 1 pointr/preppers

Hey, sorry, I forgot and my home internet situation is... challenging.
Isreali bandage
Shears Nasopharyngeal Airway
Quikclot bandages
Eye Shields
Emergency blankets
Halo chest seals

u/7000DuckPower · 1 pointr/Accutane

I haven't seen much difference between brands.

I currently use these:

Dynarex Dynaderm Hydrocolloid Dressing, 4 x 4 Inch/10 Count

They come in 4" x 4" patches, which I trim down to the size I need for a given trouble spot. They are much cheaper than buying the smaller patches marketed for pimples.

u/ChicagoBulls1984 · 1 pointr/WTF
u/rhinokitty · 1 pointr/Guitar

You can paint some liquid bandage on your fingertips until you build up callouses.

u/bassbuffer · 1 pointr/Bass

New Skin. Safer than super glue.

u/ThatDoesNotGoThere · 1 pointr/running

So I know I'm late to this conversation, but New Skin changed my running life. Hold the hair to the site paying on your new nipple shields, let them dry and then run nipple worry free!

u/Toptomcat · 1 pointr/KitchenConfidential

Honey helps to heal wounds. Works best if you totally immerse the wound in honey, seal it in with an air-and-watertight dressing, and leave it there:

>Selected honey should be used in sufficient quantities so
that it remains there if diluted with wound exudates. It
should cover and extend beyond the wound margins.
Better results occur when applied on dressing than on
wound. All the cavities should be adequately filled with
honey and occlusive dressing applied to prevent oozing
from the wound...

That's pretty weird.

u/DoNotApply · 1 pointr/climbing

(Nurse here) The steroid cream will just reduce inflammation, thus it makes sense that the 'rash' returns often (if there is nothing to cure, it's just a skin abrasion) . Once your shoes are fully broken in, this shouldn't be a problem, but that can take a lot of time. In the mean time, a Tegaderm dressing over the problem area should help as this dressing acts like a second skin so it will take the front of shoe attack without affecting the tightness or function of the shoes (note: I don't work for Tegaderm, but have many friends that have sung the praise of Tegaderm for problem shoes (high heels, etc..) and have been impressed how well the dressing holds on patients). Link for Tegaderm:

u/seanthenry · 1 pointr/Frugal

I recommend getting Tegaderm They are great it's a flexible water proof dressing. I have used them over stitches and in places that band-aids will not stick to such as around joints or any place that stretches.

u/nagurski03 · 1 pointr/preppers

In a mass casualty situation, I would completely ignore anyone that needed CPR and focus on the bleeders. The time you spend giving one person CPR could be used stabilizing a dozen people who are bleeding.

For extremities, the most useful thing is a tourniquet. I prefer one with a windlass like a [CAT] ( or [SOFTT] ( over a [TK4] ( or [SWAT] (

For injuries to the abdomen, armpit, crotch, or neck; you will want a homeostatic agent. [Combat Gauze] ( is the way to go here, it is much better than powdered QuickClot.

For penetrating chest trauma (also called 'sucking chest wounds'), you need a large, occlusive bandage on both the entry and exit. In clinical testing of chest seals, the [Halo] ( and [Hyfin] ( drastically outperformed the [Asherman] (

I also personally have a [decompression needle] ( to treat tension pneumothorax, but I advise you not to get it unless you have specific training on it.

For general bleeding the [Israeli bandage] ( is way better than other bandages.

You will also want an [NPA] ( to help keep an open airway.

Edit, I forgot that you are also going to want a good pair of [trauma shears] (

Some other things to consider are rubber gloves, [Kerlix] (, [cravats] (, [medical tape] (, a [SAM splint] (, and a [space blanket] (

u/DianeMadeMe · 1 pointr/running

I've seen a couple of suggestions for duct tape which is effective but a little harsh. You got the blister because of the friction between your sock and your foot. You have to eliminate the friction so the sock rubs something other than your toe.

Right now I'd recommend silk medical tape. It is very sticky, holds its adhesion well, and won't rip the hell out of the edges of your blister when you take it off like duct tape will.

DON'T use Neosporin under it when you run. The tape adhering to skin will cause your sock to rub the tape and not your toe. If you have a lubricant between you and the tape, it defeats the purpose. Same thing with a band-aid. The gauze part of the band-aid will just rub and make it worse. Otherwise ammoscanner's advice is great.

PS- I do the same thing with plastic tape to prevent blisters in heels.

u/basilis120 · 1 pointr/Archery

That would work well but he was using this style of tape

u/btonrunner · 1 pointr/running

Check out durapore tape. 10 yards covers a lot of nipple. such sticky. much cheap. amaze.

u/specialk45 · 1 pointr/BellsPalsy

I guess it's good to try (the tape you link to) and post any helpful information. My worry with that tape is it wouldn't provide enough stick. Maybe something like this? The trick is to find something that sticks to skin, though comes off after 8-10 hours residue free.

My doc told me the goal of closing the eyelid is so that when the eye moves around it rubs on the inside of the eye thereby moistening it. I don't think the eye patch would do that necessarily.

Post any helpful tips you find out. Thanks for your comments.

u/telepathetic_monkey · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/loonybhatia · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Dude dude, bacon. Everyone loves bacon. Why not bacon bandaids????????? Like dude, its like when you look at where you cut yourself, it'll be poof! I didn't know I cut myself, because bacon distracted me!!! Genius!

u/henraldo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

you buy these bacon bandaids for your boo boos

I want princess cupcakes

u/zymurgist69 · 1 pointr/AmazonWTF

U.S.A. link

I got a box of these as a gift once, the 'Free Prize' is a tiny plastic pig, like 1/4" tall.

u/SnipsyStripes · 1 pointr/AmazonWTF
u/whiskeydreamkathleen · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are so much fun.

  1. Something that makes you sweaty.
  2. Something that helps you cool down.
  3. No picnic would be complete without these sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes and keep you looking awesome.
  4. If you could vacation anywhere in the world... Disneyland!! This isn't technically a souvenir since they sell method soap everywhere, but it's still Minnie ears. :)
  5. Something that makes you nostalgic.
  6. Something that would make camping better. The one and only time I went camping, I saw a bear, a frog stalked me, and I tripped and cut my arm and we didn't have any band aids. So these would make it better because I'm clumsy and would probably trip again and these are so much cooler than plain band aids.

  7. Something bear related. because sasquatch kind of looks like a bear.

  8. Road trip song! I love listening to pretty much any song by them and singing obnoxiously when I'm driving, but this one is my favorite at the moment. *not on my WL

  9. Shouldn't have thrown this in your carry-on.

  10. Favorite thing at the state fair.

    Bonus - July? *not on my WL

    Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.
u/DrFunkensteinPhD · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Well then how about some bacon toothpicks or maybe some bacon bandaids will tickle your fancy

u/Pyrallis · 1 pointr/pics

Yes way.

You can also get assorted ones, like pickles, beef, or toast.

u/I_am_not_angry · 1 pointr/funny

Available on Amazon.

u/VannaVictorian · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

here's a few things your friend might like

one - two - three - four - five - six - seven

all of these items are off of my various wishlists, and if i win you can surprise me :) but i do believe your friend might like some of these items!

u/willowtree197240 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this would be good bacon is meat candy surprise me

u/sahunt55 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Some Bacon Band-Aids or Bacon Duct Tape for your husband!!! Bacon is Meat Candy and if I win, go ahead and surprise me!!! P.S. Bacon is delicious.

u/DieRunning · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

But does he have bacon soap or bacon bandages?

Also, you get an upvote for introducing me to the phrase Bacon is Meat Candy

edit: item

u/honilee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Item hopefully this works...

  2. I was unsure what you meant by your instructions here; I am covering all my bases just in case. My guess is Pocket. Balance: $8.92. Up to $10 item Up to $7 item

    Thanks for hosting this contest and welcome to the sub!
u/vanillawafercaper · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bacon is Meat Candy. These bandages are pretty amazing/disturbing. :)

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

in case you get hurt. Or for a gift. Or for the working man.

If I win surprise me!
Bacon is meat candy

u/companionquandary · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

I would consider something like [duoderm](DuoDERM Extra Thin Spots 1.75" x 1.5" - 20/Bx it will help it heal faster and protect it but you could also apply makeup over it. You can also get something similar from cvs etc called like [healing bandaids](Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Advanced Healing Blister Cushions, 6 Count but they are a bit thicker.

u/CJOttawa · 1 pointr/EDC

It'll be a while before I can put together a comprehensive post but think of the basics as items that would get you to the nearest ambulance.

OK, this became a comprehensive post. :P

Here are pics of the stocked kit. (a few items OTC meds are missing and need to be restocked)

Disclosure: I have enough basic first-aid training to know my limitations; an RN friend of mine helped me build this kit.


  • Benadryl and an epipen(you'll need an Rx for this) for allergic reactions

  • OTC Imodium/Pepto pills (since dehydration from vomiting or diarrhea will kill you)

  • OTC Advil, Tylenol, Naproxen (not absolutely necessary but the first two can help bring a fever down and Naproxen can bring inflammation down...more comfort items, they don't take up a lot of space)
  • triple antibiotic ointment in single use disposable packs (it's basically Polysporin but you avoid contaminating a whole tube by using individual packs; I try to find similar packaging with other stuff)

  • BZK wipes (for disinfecting scrapes and such)

  • sterile saline (small bottle or disposable sterile bullets for flushing out wounds or as an eye wash)

  • non-enteric, standard 325mg Aspirin in individual foil packs (I've read that chewing these at the time of a heart attack and in the month after will improve survivability by as much as 23%)

  • if hypoglycemia or diabetes are factors, pack plenty of Dex4 sugar tablets and whatever other supplies you might need


  • 3M Steri-Strip closures to keep a deep cut from opening up further (forget surgical glue or stitches; you'll only seal dirt and bacteria into a wound)

  • couple of Tegaderm films would be good to cover wounds.

  • stretch gauze

  • sterile gauze

  • med tape

  • Advanced, flexible bandaids, large (forget fabric or regular crappy bandages; if you carry any at all, get these)

  • Advanced blister bandaids (similar to above material but different form-factor)

  • QuikClot sponge

  • triangle bandage with safety pins

  • pair of EMT shears (don't use a knife as you risk injury while cutting clothes or bandages)

  • Sliver Gripper tweezer with clip

  • pair of disposable nitrile gloves in a small sealed bag

  • water purification tabs (safe drinking water is critical; better this than having to use the Imodium!)

  • emergency blanket (statistics are dramatic on reduced survivability with even the slightest hypothermia)

    The point of this kit is to get someone to the nearest medical help. You can get a replacement pair of nitrile gloves, more gauze or whatever when you get to the ambulance or hospital. Some of the stuff is for keeping conditions from getting worse (sliver removal, band-aids, blister cushions, ointment) which might be viewed as "comfort" items not "first aid" but in more rough environments, an infected cut could kill you so I put it in.
u/biniraindrops · 1 pointr/Accutane
u/choco_leibniz · 1 pointr/eczema

Sure thing:

Tegaderm roll

Duoderm hydrocolloid dressings

I think the tegaderm comes in narrower rolls that might be more appropriate for hands/fingers; I do a fair amount of yard work / gardening that results in lots of scratches on my arms/legs so I find it useful to buy the wider rolls to cover that kind of stuff as well.

u/kawausokoi · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I use DuoDerm and cut them to fit. They last forever and I've found they stay on better.

u/samantha_rosie · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Thanks for the suggestions :) I'll drop by a few of the stores around me that carry Asian skincare items because I know I've seen that Softymo one around. I wear a good amount of makeup every day.

I have used the Nexcare bandages before and they worked amazingly! It was so expensive for just a few bandages though, so I decided to try this brand of hydrocolloid bandages from Amazon. Hopefully they work just as well, because with the amount of acne I have it's not affordable for me to use the Nexcare brand ones! I'm so terrible about picking; everyone in my family are pickers, actually! My aunt even asks to pop my pimples and squeeze my sebaceous filaments whenever she notices them :( She refuses to listen to any skincare advice not off Pinterest though, ugh.

I've been thinking of trying Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. I just haven't pulled the trigger on purchasing it yet.

u/ajdonim · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

These are awesome:

They work well and stick really well. In fact a couple times I forgot I had one on and washed my face and it didn't come off. They're pretty large, you get multiple sheets, and they are easy to cut into small squares.

u/citizengerm · 1 pointr/diabetes

The pod is amazing.

You should try this.

Holds better than the other stuff. At least I think it does for my 3 year old.

u/Xenocidegs · 1 pointr/diabetes

I stronly recommend Smith Opsite tape Amazon Link

It lasts forever and helps my sensors work for 2weeks + easily. Also after your sensor expires for the first time just hit start sensor and keep going. The sensor is usually more accurate the second week in my experience.

u/rsholman · 1 pointr/diabetes

I put on the sides of my stomach (think love handle area) and put Mastisol (like SkinTac) on first, then the sensor and then layer over it with Tegaderm (I bought a roll of 11 yards) it keeps it secure for two weeks and I work out and sweat every day

u/tsunemoris · 1 pointr/diabetes
u/Chicken_beard · 1 pointr/diabetes

These two products are the most commonly recommended for adhesive issues:

Skin Tac:

Edit: I bought both when I went on the Ominpod and Dexcom but have yet to need each so I can't vouch for their effectiveness personally.

u/workaway24 · 1 pointr/diabetes

>Is it difficult to insert at first?

Depends on where you insert it, but no. I have found that if you go slow it hurts. Get the adhesive in the right place, pinch some skin around it AND GO! Dont be apprehensive.

>How long do you keep a sensor on?

I go 2 weeks per sensor without any difficulties. Could probably go a few more days. Buy yourself some adhesive and use it about a week into a sensor.

>How long does the transmitter last?

The battery will die right around 3 months.

>Any complaints with using the G5 + iPhone app?

I exclusively use the iPhone app and love it. My actual dexcom receiver is plugged in on my night stand as a backup alarm in case I go low while sleeping.

>I'm very lean, will inserting the sensor be especially difficult because of this?

I insert my sensor in the back of my arm all the time. It may be tender/sore for a day or so but that eventually goes away and all is well.

>In general, how accurate can I expect the CGM to be?

Close enough! You will almost NEVER see it right on. Mine is off anywhere from 5-30 points at any given time but thats okay.

Other than insulin (duh) the Dexcom has been the best thing thats happened for my diabetes care. If you use it correctly it will change your control and you will see better A1C results. Use it for trends. Has your glucose been going up for the last 2 hours? Test and bolus. Has it been going down for the last 2 hours? Test and eat. Its not meant to replace finger pricking, just to help you monitor trends and correct based off of that info. I've talked to people who think the point of one is so they dont have to manually test themselves anymore. If you go into it thinking that, you are going to use it correctly. Use it to monitor yourself and supplement for manual testing. Im 34 and use the Dexcom Share app as well. I think its mainly used for parents that have a child who is diabetic. I gave my wife access to my readings. She installed the app on her phone and can check it just like I can. I also set her phone up with a low alert so if I go below 50 mg/dl she gets an alert. That way if we arent together she can call to make sure Im okay or alert someone who is near me that I might be in trouble.

u/gamebofh · 1 pointr/trailrunning

Go get an occlusive dressing and put it on. First, it promotes healing, second it makes it so it doesn't harden up and hurt when you sleep and when it bends. If you go to your local pharmacy, they'll have Tegaderm , that can be a bit pricey but worth it for the lack of pain.

I bought Flexifix from Amazon, and it's amazing. Inexpensive and gets used for a lot of cuts/abrasions around the house.

General advice for these:

  • Yes, they are way different than what you're used to, that's ok.
  • No, your wounds don't "need air" to heal.
  • For large ones (like those) having a pad inside (you can make your own by putting gauze in there or just buy the Tegaderm with them) it will help to absorb the fluid
  • You only need to change them when the start to fall off
  • Use it for one more time than you think you need to. I always think it's fully healed a few days before it is.

    Good luck.
u/quinnundine · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

if you have a sephora near you, you might be able to get a sample size of a higher end concealer there. Hard Candy is something you can find at walmart lol. anded liquid bandaid:

u/roof01 · 1 pointr/golf

Just played 3 days of golf in Myrtle Beach over Labor Day w/e and liberally applied liquid bandaid to my fingers where I usually get blisters. Didn't get one.

u/mlblount45 · 1 pointr/bjj

Put new skin over it works wonders New-Skin Liquid Bandage, 1 Ounce

u/jrfolker · 1 pointr/golf

I used this and two gloves for a few weeks when I had a blister on my right hand.

u/emchacha · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

She's going to be putting on Skin Shield under her arms before wearing the dress. It's basically an invisible bandaid. I don't know how well it'll work but it's better than nothing!

New-Skin Liquid Bandage 1.0 FL OZ

u/StekenDeluxe · 1 pointr/bjj

Humble white belt here, going more by recommendations I've heard/read than by personal experience.

> what exercises would you recommend people to do to make bjj training more accessible on a physical level?

The general consensus seems to be that the best preparation for BJJ is BJJ, if that makes sense.

So, ideally, you'd start attending BJJ as soon as possible - maybe there's a class today? tomorrow? this weekend? - and everything will flow from there if you keep showing up (and if you don't, it won't).

Come as you are, warts and all.

If you're uncomfortable with that, and absolutely insist on preparing in solitude beforehand, it seems the general consensus seems to be that your basic BJJ solo drills - bridging, shrimping, etc. - would help far more than any type of weightlifting exercise. There are plenty of good tutorials on YouTube.

> any tips on how to deal with mat burns? I don't want to be the weird guy that tries to wear socks...

So far I'm trying to just tough it out! My hope is that I'll develop callouses / welts / whatever-that-stuff-is-called-in-English sometime before the constant mat burn pain fucks up my sleeping patterns completely.

But hey, I also hear good things about New-Skin Liquid Bandage - you might wanna check into that.

> am I right in feeling that with adequate training previous to starting bjj my chances of sticking to it are better? I just feel like I was a drag to roll with because I lost breath so easily and felt guilty about it...

I honestly don't think so.

I think - and I apologise in advance if I'm being too forward or too presumptuous - this is a primarily a mental issue on your part.

Your pride is getting in the way of your development.

The feeling of embarrassing oneself, of making a fool of oneself, of having one's shortcomings stripped naked and revealed - all of this is extremely hurtful to one's pride.

If I had to guess, this, more than anything else, is what's currently holding you back.

I'd suggest trying to laugh about it. Laugh at your own incompetence, laugh at your own pride making a big deal out of this, laugh at the weirdness and utter silliness of this sport of ours.

I did so just the other day, when a pimple-faced little teenage lad tapped me out a dozen or so times in a row, all while looking positively distracted - I mean, he literally kept looking around the room, studying the other rolls while calmly tying me up like a pretzel, again and again and again. Others might have found this embarrassing - I found it both hilarious and highly informative.

Getting long-winded here, but finally, about the overweight thing: We have an overweight guy in our beginner's group - after warm-ups, you'll find him lying in a pool of sweat panting like he's having a heart attack. No one thinks any less of him for that - quite the opposite. Nothing but admiration to any and all who strive towards improvement.

TL;DR - If you want to do BJJ, do BJJ.

u/mattrbchi · 1 pointr/popping

Get these things Add the Hypafix over the duct tape using the liquid bandage as a hold. Reapply Hypafix every few days until day 6.

u/RotationSurgeon · 1 pointr/EDC

I keep my FAK in a large PLANO tacklebox . It normally sits on top of the fridge, but it's easy enough to grab and stick in the car when we're headed out for something more interesting than being suburban.

  • Assorted adhesive bandages
  • Gauze pads
  • Roll gauze
  • Non-stick wound pads
  • Surgical tape
  • Bandage scissors
  • Bactine (antiseptic spray)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Neosporin / Baccitracin antibiotic cream or ointment
  • Splinter tweezers
  • LifeGear "glow" flashlight -- Can work as a roadside flasher, floats, is cheap enough to be disposable ($5-9), and is very lightweight.
  • Snakebite kit
  • ACE bandage
  • Immodium (anti-diarrheal)
  • Aspirin
  • Benadryl (antihistamine)
  • Ibuprofren (NSAID, fever / inflammation reduction)
  • Insect sting relief pen
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Styptic pencil
  • QuikClot sponge
  • Iodine for water purification (PolarPure, though this is currently unavailable for purchase due to California law and DEA intervention, as iodine can be used in the manufacture of crystallized methamphetamine)
  • Waterproofed "strike anywhere" matches
  • TickKey tick removal tool
  • Stick-on / velcro heating pads
  • Large medicine / eye dropper (simple lavage purposes, like cleaning dirt out of smaller cuts)
  • Distilled water

    It's not incredibly complete, but it's handled every first-aid need I've thrown at it over the last five years, including some very deep, bloody cuts on senior citizens due to nasty falls. I've made multiple use of eveything in the kit, save for the iodine, QuikClot, and snakebite kit.
u/BernoulliMagic · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Similar setup as well... add in a combat application tourniquet, an Israeli bandage, and a chest seal gauze and you're set for most anything!

u/annoyingone · 1 pointr/Survival

The other posts have covered the basics really well but I would add a compression bandage and watch this video to know how to use it.

Sting relief is what I have used the most - fucking hornets can kiss my ass

u/Jesus-face · 1 pointr/CampingGear

They're almost never recommended anymore. AFAIK the only time they have a use is if the limb is destroyed already, like stepped on a land mine or amputated by heavy machinery. Any kind of puncture or slice type thing you're likely to get outside short of being significantly eaten by a bear or shark is probably treatable with something else.

I have a few IBDs in my car stuff, but they're too bulky for backpacking. A clotting agent like this is pretty light weight, and they work amazingly well.

u/niacin3 · 1 pointr/MTB

I carry a battle dressing in my back pack ever since I was bit by a dog. I got bit in the middle of nowhere and had to ride 10 miles to get back to my truck. Luckily I had some TP and a spare tube to cut the bleeding and keep it somewhat clean, but having this dressing would have helped a lot.

Ever Ready Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch

Edit: I now carry pepper spray on the outside of my back pack as well.

u/patrickeg · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

I'll remember that for next time. I've already packed it all away, but I might drag it out and take some pics. My foot is pretty banged up so it'll be a minute. But Ill give you a short list :)

Pack: Osprey Exos 58

Sleeping Bag: Teton Sports Tracker

Tent: ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1

Tarp: Ultimate Survival Hex tarp

Mess kit: Mess kit and Mug

Water Filtration: Sawyer Mini

Tools/Defense: Note: Normally I would only take one knife, but I wasn't sure which I would prefer as they're two quite different blades. Ka-Bar Becker BK2, Condor Bushlore, and Bear Spray

Stove: MSR PocketRocket

First Aid: I had the Adventure Medical Kits Day Tripper, and then added to that with Celox and an Israeli Bandage

Trekking Poles: Cascade Mountain Tech CF with Cork Grips

In addition I had a few little things in a small kit; Ferro rod, duct tape, trail blazes, chemical water purifiers in case my Sawyer failed, bug spray, a small thing of sunscreen (which I didn't end up needing as it was overcast), deodorant, TP, etc.

u/N0_PR0BLEM · 1 pointr/Gundam

Quick-Clot bandages are actually real, and they're kind of awesome. You can't really buy them commercially at your local drug store yet, but they are used pretty commonly in ems and other professional medical environments.

I was able to find thee on Amazon:

u/ofsinope · 1 pointr/PublicFreakout

There's also these IDF bandages, they're vacuum packed with a built-in torniquet.

u/Mackin-N-Cheese · 1 pointr/CascadianPreppers

Mine is similar, except I think I have their Mountain series Weekender kit. And I added an Israeli Bandage to mine, hopefully I never have reason to use it.

u/perverse_imp · 1 pointr/EDC

About $7 US The 4inch has the super saver free shipping thingy.

u/holigen · 1 pointr/EDC

You might want to get an Israeli compression bandage if you're preparing for gunshot wounds.

u/letsgofightdragons · 1 pointr/pics
u/thelastboyscout007 · 1 pointr/Survival

This might be more comprehensive than what you're looking for but I've been extremely happy with the kit I got.

EMT Bag - Nice and large, durable and has customizable velcro panels for the main compartment

BLS Medical Supply Kit - Most of what you would want for a kit and I priced it out you can't get it all for less on your own.

Skin Stapler

Steri strips

Israeli Compression Bandage

u/tabure67 · 1 pointr/AJelqForYou

You need to experiment, but you should buy to prevent blisters from vacuum.

u/wackadoodoo · 1 pointr/carnivore

I use this stuff: 3M Micropore Paper Tape - White, 1" x 10yds (Box of 12)

It’s cheap, easy to apply/remove, and hasn’t given me any issues around my mouth.

There are products available like this: Sleep Strips by SomniFix - Advanced Gentle Mouth Tape for Better Nose Breathing, Improved Nighttime Sleeping, Less Mouth Breathing, and Instant Snoring Relief - Pack of 28

Not worth the money IMO but I have read good things.

u/Mushroom0918 · 1 pointr/shrooms

This isn't what you want.

Micropore is aka paper tape. It rips easy off the roll. This kind you need trauma scissors or similar. I'm in health care, you're looking for this...

3M Micropore Paper Tape - White, 1" x 10yds (Box of 12)

u/cattitude9999 · 1 pointr/AJelqForYou

Is the medical tape you talk about micropore tape?

u/KinvaraSarinth · 1 pointr/orangetheory

You're welcome. Hopefully it'll help.

For reference, this is the tape I use: 3M micropore paper tape. There's probably other tape that works well too, but I landed on this one early in the search and have stuck with it.

u/thisisthedave · 1 pointr/running
u/cheapdad · 1 pointr/running

I always keep a roll of nipple tape in my running shoes.

Buy in bulk, save $:

u/JortsShorts · 1 pointr/shroomers

Oh shit oh shit oh shit. I think I may have used the wrong tape. This is what I used:

I bought this one first:
But then I became concerned that it wouldn't let enough light in. I think that was my concern. Kind of dumb in retrospect. I'm taking much better notes this time.

u/winnieginnyjean · 1 pointr/Reduction

stock up HEAVILY on cotton gauze, paper tape, aquaphor, and steri strips. steri strips are amazing. my surgeon placed inch long pieces all along my incisions, and told me to keep them on until they fell off. as they fell off i replaced them with longer pieces because the swelling made me feel like i was going to pop open. i pulled them off in the shower every few days to replace with clean pieces and i wore them for a few weeks after i had my stitches taken out, really until i felt like my skin had come back together. i liked to put bandaid brand gauze pads over my regular thin gauze for cushioning under clothing and to keep aquaphor on the skin. aquaphor will be really helpful in keeping incisions moist so they don't scab but also will help the gauze not stick to any pus or blood within the incisions.
also a nice fan will help keep you comfy and is great for air drying your skin after showers before reapplying tape and gauze (:

i found this bra to be the absolute comfiest. the fabric is thick and soft and the back is mesh for ventilation.

u/chrispyb · 1 pointr/running

This is the best tape I have found. Works incredibly well. Seems to be harder to take off the longer it stays on

u/ben174 · 1 pointr/Coachella

Grab some 3M Medical Tape to wrap up any blisters. Worked me wonders at Burning Man.

u/ShesWalkinOutTheDoor · 1 pointr/AppleWatch

20 yards worth is $4.80. If you have to change a small piece once a week or something, who cares?

u/Scyth3 · 1 pointr/Ultramarathon

For feet prep: I just use sweatblocker a day or two before. Rinse it off, dry your feet, then apply leuokotape where you traditionally hotspot during training. Then wear injinji's. I've done this for so many races, and never had blisters -- even with 100 milers in downpouring conditions. I never change socks as well.

As far as nips: (stays on much better than band aids, and can also be used as part of a medical kit)

u/idontIikecats · 1 pointr/Watches
u/meahoymeyomeh · 0 pointsr/tattoo

idk why you were downvoted but that's pretty much my suspicion. It's looking like Saniderm in the largest size they have might be the best bang for your buck but if you aren't constantly getting giant pieces and it's for personal use and you're not a tattoo artist this would be best I think I read in some blog somewhere that Secondskin isn't as sticky as the other ones? I'm not sure that's true though.

u/chemkara · 0 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/dietbroccoli · -1 pointsr/Bushcraft

I'd suggest some nitrile gloves, clotting powder, Steri-Strips, benzoin compound tincture, 91% isopropyl alcohol in a squirty-container (like an old contact lens solution bottle), more gauze pads (they disappear fast), small scissors, and rolled gauze. Probably some Neosporin, too.

Also, never use hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, or iodine in an open wound. They're for external use only, so be sure to use them around the wound, not in it. To irrigate and clean a laceration or abrasion, use saline solution with a low pressure stream. You can get some expensive but effective shit like this or you can just make your own.

Lastly, perhaps some gauze pads that fold out into relatively large, thin sheets so you can have something resembling a sterile field on which you can place your equipment to prevent additional contaminants from entering the wound.