• Tru-Colour Adhesive Strip Tru-Colour Products LLC TCB-AB1500


    Tru-Colour Fabric Adhesive Bandage 1 X 3 Inch Sterile

    Tru-Colour offers these adhesive bandages to match more closely your skin tone.Flexible fabric allows for increased movement while wearing Perfect for use at home, in the classroom, doctor's offices, camps, kitchens, or anywhere people might experience...

    Starting at $57.95
  • Band-Aid Adhesive Strip Johnson & Johnson Consumer 10381370044441


    Band-Aid Tan Fabric Adhesive Bandage 1 X 3" Sterile

    Band-Aid flexible fabric adhesive bandages, cover and protect minor wounds. Covered wounds heal faster than if left uncovered.Memory Weave® Fabric for comfort and flexibility so Band-Aid adhesive bandages stretch and flex as you move Quilt-Aid™ Comfort...

  • First Aid Only Adhesive Strip Acme United 1-002

    First Aid Only

    First Aid Only Tan Plastic Adhesive Bandage 1 x 3" Sterile

    These plastic adhesive bandages are ideal for minor cuts, abrasions and puncture wounds.Made with a pliable plastic, each bandage is ventilated to aid in the natural healing process They effectively protect scrapes and cuts while the non-stick pad...

    Starting at $2.99
  • Moorebrand Adhesive Strip McKesson Brand 68182


    Moorebrand Adhesive Bandages, Sheer Plastic - Sterile, 3/4 in x 3 in

    Package Count: 100. Helpful when life's inevitable scrapes and cuts occur: Adhesive strips help stop light bleeding and promote healing.Essential to the most rudimentary first aid kit Effective and basic wound care, adhesive strips can also be used as...

  • emoji Adhesive Strip ASO Corporation 184256


    emoji Emojis Plastic Adhesive Bandage 3/4 x 3" Sterile

    Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages, web pages and now on these adhesive strip bandages. These boldly designed and colorful bandages deliver high-quality protection.Triple pad technology which is derived of an antibacterial agent...

    Starting at $4.99
  • Band-Aid Adhesive Strip Johnson & Johnson Consumer 3.81371E+11


    Band-Aid Tan Plastic Adhesive Bandage 2-7/8 X 4 Inch Sterile

    For use on minor cuts and scrapes. Comfortable protection that stretches and flexes as you move. Stays on for up to 24 hours. Recyclable package.Extra tough durable fabric Attaches with adhesive Provides extra flexibility - stretchable and comfortable...

    Starting at $5.99
  • Coverlet Adhesive Strip BSN Medical


    Coverlet Tan Fabric Adhesive Bandage 1.5 X 2" Sterile

    Made to absorb liquid fast - faster than any of the competitors Featuring an extra-large wound pad capable of absorbing 10 times its own weight in water The 360° adhesive surrounding the island pad helps seal the afflicted area, keeping the wounds clean...

    Starting at $10.99
  • Curity Adhesive Strip Cardinal 44119


    Curity Sheer Plastic Adhesive Bandage 1 x 3" Sterile

    Make sure you're equipped to handle small emergencies by keeping these Curity adhesive bandages on hand.Thin plastic material blends with skin to make the bandage less noticeable Water resistant backing Ideal for minor wounds

    Starting at $1.99
  • Curity Adhesive Strip Cardinal


    Curity Tan Fabric Adhesive Bandage Sterile

    Make sure you're equipped to handle small emergencies by keeping these Curity adhesive fabric bandages on hand.Features an extra-large wound pad capable of absorbing ten times its own weight in water The 360 adhesive surrounding the island pad helps seal...

    Starting at $2.39
Adhesive bandages are a standard first aid staple and among the most-used components of any first-aid kit. Whether you’re looking to stock up on bandages for yourself or a loved one, here is what you need to know about adhesive bandages.

What are Adhesive Bandages?

Adhesive bandages stick to the wound around the skin. There are two main categories of adhesive bandages: small and elastic.

Small Adhesive Bandages

These typically feature a small area of adhesive wound dressing placed over the wound and a larger area that will stick to the surrounding skin. Small adhesive bandages come in a variety of sizes, including:

  • 0.87in x 0.87 in
  • 1 in x 1 in
  • 1.5 in x 3 in
  • 3 in x 3 in
  • When choosing a bandage, you always want the dressing area to be slightly larger than the size of the wound. If the wound is too large for a small adhesive bandage, consider an adhesive dressing instead. You should also consider calling your healthcare provider if you are unsure what bandage to use or when caring for more extensive wounds.

    Cloth vs. Plastic Bandages: Cloth bandages are typically more flexible and more comfortable than plastic bandages. Cloth bandages are great for wounds located on mobile areas of the body such as fingers, knees, elbows, and more. They are available in several shapes, including round spot bandages, rectangular bandages, and knuckle bandages. Cloth bandages may be plain, colored, or decorated.

    Plastic bandages come in the same variety of sizes as cloth bandages. Because plastic is easier to decorate, plastic bandages are available in a larger variety of fun colors and designs.

    Decorated Bandages: These bandages for scrapes, cuts, and other minor injuries are especially fun for children. They can be either cloth or plastic, depending on the manufacturer. The bandages come with a fun design that acts as a mood-lifter for the injured individual. There are many decorated adhesive bandage designs, including:

  • Looney Toons themed bandages for burns, cuts, and scrapes
  • Avengers-themed adhesive bandages
  • DC Comics-themed bandages
  • Bandages with fun designs such as glitter, fun patterns, and colors

  • Tru-Color Bandages These bandages for scrapes, cuts, and other minor injuries are especially fun for children.
    Waterproof Adhesive Bandages: These are made from plastic and great for wounds that run a high risk of exposure to water, such as wounds on the hands or forearms.

    Elastic Adhesive Bandage

    Adhesive bandage rolls are different in structure and function from the smaller adhesive bandages but are also very useful for home care. They tend to come in a roll and can be pulled apart and stuck back together as the bandage is wrapped. They also come in a variety of widths and roll lengths.

    Elastic adhesive bandages can come in a variety of colors and designs. Most of the time, these are made from cloth and elastic to promote adhesion.

    When to Use Adhesive Bandages

    Small adhesive bandages are typically used for minor cuts, scrapes, and burns that usually do not require further medical attention. The bandage is meant to protect the wound from dirt and bacteria and promote wound healing by creating a slightly moist environment.

    Elastic adhesive bandages will also provide compression or support for injured joints, including ankle and wrist joints.
    Adhesive bandages can be a vital asset in wound care. However, if an injury is not healing properly, or if you suspect an infection, it is always best to see the advice of a medical professional. Injuries around sensitive areas such as the eyes also warrant medical consultation.