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Old 11-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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natural adhesive bandages or alternatve?

My sons and I have very sensitive skin. On most abrasions we just use a natural healing salve or nothing at all, but when something is bleeding, or when we need to put on a messier salve (like ichthamol for infections or poisonous bug bites) we need bandages. However, I have been noticing that things are taking longer to heal because I am having a bad reaction to the adhesive on bandaids. I'm sure this has been the problem with a few of my son's bug bites that seem to take weeks to heal. Does anyone know of a natural brand, with a less irritating adhesive? Is there any kind without plastic? Or what do you use instead?

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: natural adhesive bandages or alternatve?

I have a bad reaction too them as well as do all my kids... I cant wait for some suggestions too
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Re: natural adhesive bandages or alternatve?

Well, it'll cover more space, and might be awkward, but what about using gauze and then taping it so the tape is only on the gauze?
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Re: natural adhesive bandages or alternatve?

I have better luck with the fabric bandaids than the plasticy ones. Not sure if it's a different adhesive or if I'm *really* reacting to latex or something in the plasticy ones. I also take bandaids off AS SOON as I can.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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I have to use coband instead of bandages. Coband is stretchy but only sticks to itself. Add a little gauze underneath and it is my favorite solution.

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