How do I apply Nexcare™ Waterproof Bandages?
Clean the wound thoroughly.
Pull the bandage wrapper apart.
Grasp the end tab and peel the bandage from the wrapper.
Apply to the wound, pressing firmly on the bandage and around the frame; the bandage will not stick if repositioned.
Remove the paper frames from the openings.
How can I help a bandage or wound dressing stick to my skin better?
After you have washed the wound area, pat it dry before applying the bandage or wound dressing. Do not use lotion or moisturisers on the skin first. After the dressing is on, avoid rubbing the bandage, dressing or exposing it more than necessary to any liquids.
How often should I change my bandage?
Change your bandage per your doctor's recomendation or every day if it becomes wet or dirty. The exception, however, are our Max Hold plasters, which last up to 48 hours.
What is the best way to start my roll of Flexible Clear First Aid Tape? And is there a trick to using the dispenser, so that the pieces cut cleanly?
For Nexcare™ Flexible Clear First Aid Tape rolls that do not come with dispensers, run your finger around the roll until you feel a ridge. This is the edge of the tape. Use your fingernail to lift up the edge, then unroll whatever length you need. The tape tears easily by hand, so there is no need for scissors.
Tip: turn a short piece at the leading edge of the tape under to create an easy starting point for the next time you need it.
On the tape that comes with a dispenser, there is a white tab with arrows on the edge of the roll, to show you where it starts. Initially when you have the length you need, pull the tape across the dispenser’s cutting blade at an angle to minimise stretching and make cutting easier.
How do I remove a bandage/tape that will not release easily from my or my child's skin?
If a bandage is not releasing easily, avoid pulling on it; instead, work a little baby oil or cooking oil into the adhesive to help the bandage release from the skin. Or use ice (covered with a paper towel) on the bandage for 5 minutes or less. Ice will make the adhesive brittle, which may cause it to release. For Nexcare™ Max Hold plasters grasp the edge of the bandage and repeatedly stretch it straight out along the skin while supporting the skin. For Nexcare™ DUO, grasp the edge of the bandage and slowly peel it back upon itself.
Where can I purchase Nexcare™ Products?
Nexcare products are available at most pharmacies and supermarkets, mass merchandisers and online. To find a specific product, search for it within our product catalog and click “Where to buy”.
Do Nexcare™ Products contain natural rubber latex?
Nexcare™ Adhesive Bandages, including Nexcare™ Waterproof Bandages, Nexcare™ Soft 'n Flex Bandages and our Nexcare™ Blister Bandages, does not contain natural rubber latex
Most of our first aid tapes and wound closures, such as Nexcare™ Tegaderm™ Waterproof Transparent Dressings, oes not contain natural rubber latex. The only exceptions are Nexcare™ Athletic Cloth Tape, Nexcare™ Athletic Wrap and our Nexcare™ Reusable Cold / Hot Pack, all of which are made with natural rubber latex.
If a Nexcare™ Product is made with natural rubber latex, it will say so on the front of the package.
When heating the Nexcare™ Reusable Cold/Hot Pack, do I remove the outer bag?
Yes, remove the outer bag before heating and follow the instructions on the product for heating or cooling. Carefully check the pack for leaks, and insert it into the cover or wrap it in cloth. Check for desired temperature by carefully placing the covered pack against your forearm. If it's too hot, let it cool. When the temperature is comfortable for you, apply the pack to the affected area.