Even if you’re careful, you’re bound to get a scrape, cut or blister at some point. Accidents inevitably happen — that’s why adhesive bandages were made. Good ones should securely attach to the skin without sticking to the wound and stay on until you decide it’s time for it to come off. They should also allow the skin to breathe and be flexible for enhanced comfort. To help you find the right bandages for you, we did our research and rounded up some of the best options on the market. Our list includes picks with quality sticking capabilities, waterproof protection and that help ward off infection.
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1. Band-Aid Water Block Tough-Strips
These large bandages are made of heavy-duty, waterproof Dura-Weave fabric with long-lasting Super-Stick adhesion technology.
Pros: Quilt-Aid Comfort Pads cushion wounds while they heal. These come as a pack of 10.
Cons: Some may find them slightly uncomfortable to remove because they're so sticky.
2. Curad Truly Ouchless Silicone Bandages
The patented EZ Release adhesive technology is designed to avoid pulling the skin or hair. It doesn't leave sticky residue when the bandage is removed.
Pros: You can easily adjust, move and reseal the bandaid to get the right coverage. It holds tight and should remove easily. These come as a pack of 20.
Cons: Too much moisture will minimize its stickiness.
3. All Health Antibacterial Adhesive Bandages
These All Health bandages have a non-stick pad coated with benzalkonium chloride to kill bacteria and help prevent infection while protecting and cushioning wounds.
Pros: They're made of soft, flexible fabric that breathes. These are also designed to seal to the skin on all four sides to keep out dirt and any other contaminants. You get a pack of 200.
Cons: They might leave more residue after wearing than other brands.
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