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Health Tip: When to Bandage a Wound: MedlinePlus

Health Tip: When to Bandage a Wound: MedlinePlus

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Health Tip: When to Bandage a Wound

Areas prone to dirt and friction should be covered
By Diana Kohnle
Monday, November 10, 2014
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(HealthDay News) -- Knowing how and when to bandage a wound can help speed healing.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions:
  • Hands, knees or other areas likely to get dirty or be rubbed by clothing should be bandaged with an adhesive strip or sterile gauze tape.
  • Change bandage daily to keep wound clean and dry.
  • Don't bandage a wound that isn't likely to get dirty and won't be rubbed and irritated by clothing.
  • A wound that can safely be left without a bandage may dry and heal more quickly.
  • Use a special bandage (occlusive or semi-occlusive) if your doctor suggests it on a wound that covers a large area, to keep it moist and reduce scarring.

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