When you have grandchildren around, it is a good idea to keep bandages on hand. There are always cuts and scraped knees to contend with. Usually, when it comes to bandages, I’m strictly a Band-Aid kind of girl. However, now that we have to watch our money carefully, I’ve started exploring less expensive brands as a viable alternative.
One brand that I found I like is called Lucky Super Soft First Aid Bandages with Non-Stick Pad. The family pack normally comes with 100 plastic bandages in assorted sizes. That is 20 more bandages than can be found in the family pack size of other brands. I like the extra bang for my buck, visit here: www.openpr.de/news/1203746/Caresole-Circa-Knee-Neue-Kniebandage-auf-dem-Markt.html.
Within the package are 40 bandages that measure nearly 3″ in length by 1″ in width. Also included are bandages that are about 2.5″ in length by almost 1″ in width. Finally, there are smaller bandages measuring almost 1.5″ in length by just over .25″ in width.
The bandages, like many others on the market today, are made from plastic. A nonstick pad insert in the center helps protect the wound. Lucky Super Soft First Aid Bandages make several claims. But do they live up to them? Let’s take a look.
First of all Lucky Super Soft First Aid Bandages claim each strip is sealed for cleanliness and protection. That is true. Each bandage is individually sealed within a separate paper sleeve to keep it sterile until use. While the paper may appear to be flimsy in nature, the truth is it is difficult to penetrate and holds up even under water. Therefore, the product gets 5 out of 5 stars on this claim.
Next, Lucky Super Soft First Aid Bandages promise the nonstick pad won’t adhere to the wound. That is basically true. If there is a great deal of bleeding, nearly any bandage will stick somewhat as the wound scabs over. However, this one removes as easily as any Band-Aid I know, winning it 4 out of 5 stars.
According to the company, the nonstick pad also helps the wound to heal faster. That couble be debatable. Since the bandage itself is not treated with any kind of antiseptic, it doesn’t really speed the healing process that way. On the other hand, covering up any wound as opposed to leaving it open does promote faster healing. Therefore, I offer it another 4 out of 5 stars for this claim.
Lucky Super Soft First Aid Bandages claim a “breathable” bandage. This is due to dozens of little pinprick air holes located throughout the bandage. These are done much in the same way as other leading brands; however, the breathability factor is up for debate. I offer it 4 out 5 stars for this claim.
Lucky Super Soft First Aid Bandages promises its bandages are long lasting. Having worn them myself on occasion, I have to agree. They get another 5 out 5 stars. That adds up to 18 out of a possible 20 stars. In turn, that averages out to 4.2 stars, which is pretty good.
Before using Lucky Super Soft First Aid Bandages make sure the wound has been thoroughly cleaned and dried. For the best results, apply a topical antibiotic cream or ointment before applying the bandage.
Do not use a bandage if its seal has been broken. Also refrain from using bandages that have been exposed to other surfaces like the countertop, a table or the floor.
Change the bandage regularly. Replace it if it gets wet or if the wound seeps too much. Discontinue use if the skin becomes red or irritated. Delta Brands, Inc. of Larchmont, New York manufactures lucky Super Soft First Aid Bandages. The brand can be purchased at various drug stores, grocery stores, and discount department stores for between 30% and 50% the cost of other brands.