A Cut Above The Band-Aid

OUCHOLOGY

It could end that age-old bandage conundrum: Do you peel it slowly from your skin or rip it off all at once? Wound-care companies now offer a new generation of pain-free personal first-aid gear, replacing hair-pulling plastic strips with liquid bandages; breathable, waterproof gel sheaths; and gauze pads that stem blood loss quickly.

Band-Aid Liquid Bandages Based on the same technology as Dermabond, the glue used in hospitals in place of sutures, liquid Band-Aids ($8 for a 10-use bottle) are swabbed onto minor wounds, allowed to dry, then left to wear away on their own.

Curad Hydro Heal Bandages These self-stick,...

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