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Frequently Asked Questions
Q&A

How does covering a wound reduce the chance of scarring?

What is the technology used in BAND-AID® Brand Advanced Healing Bandages?

What is the white gel that forms when I use BAND-AID® Brand Advanced Healing Bandages?

What is the difference between an antiseptic and an antibiotic?

How does BAND-AID® Brand HURT-FREE™ Antiseptic Wash relieve pain in addition to cleansing minor wounds?

What does "hypoallergenic" mean?

What is BAND-AID® Brand Liquid Bandage?

What can BAND-AID® Brand Liquid Bandage be used to treat?

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What Is BAND-AID® Brand Scar Healing Strips?

What types of scars will BAND-AID® Brand Scar Healing Strips visibly improve?

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Q. How does covering a wound reduce the chance of scarring?

A. Covering a wound with a protective bandage until it heals helps speed healing and helps minimize the chance of scarring because it helps prevent scabbing. Contrary to popular belief, keeping a wound uncovered and allowing it to "breathe" and form a scab actually slows the healing process and when it falls off leaves a visible mark.

Bandages that absorb a wound's fluids and maintain an important natural moisture balance are ideal for healing. Skin cells are able to migrate easily - without drying out and developing into a scab - to help form new, smooth tissue sooner.

Q. What is the technology used in BAND-AID® Brand Advanced Healing Bandages?

A. The COMPEED® MOISTURE SEAL™ technology is one of the latest innovations in wound care available to consumers. The entire Advanced Healing bandage, with its unique patented design, is an absorbent layer that stays on for several days to enable the wound to heal fast. By completely sealing the wound, the bandage acts in place of a scab to seal in your body's own natural healing fluids and keep dirt, germs and water out while letting healthy cells move in to repair the injury naturally.


Q. What is the white gel that forms when I use BAND-AID® Brand Advanced Healing Bandages?

A. Advanced Healing bandages restore the skin to a natural moisture level by absorbing fluids from the injured skin. The embedded particles in the bandage transform absorbed fluid into a white gel and provide extra cushioning to help protect wounds from bumping and re-injury.


Q. What is the difference between an antiseptic and an antibiotic?

A. An antiseptic solution cleans minor wounds and helps wash away dirt and germs. An antibiotic ointment protects a wound from infection and provides an optimal healing environment.


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How does BAND-AID® Brand HURT-FREE™ Antiseptic Wash relieve pain in
addition to cleansing minor wounds?

A. HURT-FREE™ Antiseptic Wash is specially formulated with an anesthetic, lidocaine hydrochloride, to relieve the pain and itch of cuts and scrapes. Its pH-balanced saline formula is more effective than soap and water and more gentle than hydrogen peroxide or alcohol.


Q. What does "hypoallergenic" mean?

A. Products that are hypoallergenic are tested to show that they reduce the chance of allergic reactions.

Q. What is BAND-AID® Brand Liquid Bandage?

A. BAND-AID® Brand Liquid Bandage is a 100% waterproof bandage that promotes fast healing on contact. The no sting formula dries quickly and forms a clear, flexible, breathable seal - creating an ideal environment for your body's natural healing process to begin. Liquid Bandage keeps out water, dirt and germs to help prevent infection.

Q. What can BAND-AID® Brand Liquid Bandage be used to treat?

A. BAND-AID® Brand Liquid Bandage stops minor bleeding and reduces minor pain instantly. It is also great for friction blisters, bothersome hangnails, finger-cracks, and paper cuts.

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Q.What is BAND-AID® Brand Scar Healing Strips?

A. Scar Healing Strips are micro-thin strips featuring a soft silicone adhesive technology.

Q.What types of scars will BAND-AID® Brand Scar Healing Strips visibly improve?

A. Scar Healing Strips are most effective on red and raised scars. The most common type of red and raised scar is known as a hypertrophic scar. Keloid scars are also red and raised, but extend past the original wounded area. Because each individual heals differently, people also scar differently.

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