Your first reaction to the idea of waterproof bandages may be probably along the lines of “No way!” But I’m here to tell you that it’s true. There are products out there that can help heal a wound even if you plan on getting it wet. If you have an injury or cut that needs to be covered up while swimming or showering (or both), here are some options for waterproof bandages and dressings that might work for you.
New-Skin Liquid Bandage
If you have a wound that needs to stay dry, New-Skin Liquid Bandage is a great option. It’s a liquid bandage that can be used for minor cuts and abrasions or larger wounds such as blisters, bedsores and diabetic foot ulcers. It’s also waterproof so it protects the wound from getting infected by bacteria in the water.
New-Skin is easy to apply—just pour it over your wound (it’s better if you clean the wound first) and rub until there are no bubbles on top of the skin anymore. Then put an adhesive dressing over it (to keep out dirt). You don’t need anything else apart from water for cleaning or cleaning up after swimming activities. Just wash with soap when you finish!
Nexcare Waterproof Bandages
Nexcare Waterproof Bandages are waterproof and breathable. They’re made of a soft, flexible fabric that sticks to itself—not your skin. And it is easy to apply and remove, hypoallergenic and latex-free (so they won’t irritate sensitive skin).
Also, they are perfect for use on minor cuts, scrapes and burns. You can wear them on your fingers or toes while swimming or gardening and they won’t come off even when wet.
Here is a video about Nexcare waterproof bandages.
Curad Waterproof Plastic Adhesive Tape
If you have a wound that needs to stay dry, Curad Waterproof Plastic Adhesive Tape is the perfect choice for your bandage. This tape can be used on wounds in and out of the water, so it’s versatile enough for any situation.
The plastic adhesive keeps the tape securely on your skin without letting moisture through it. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors made from soft fabric backing that won’t irritate your injury or cause pain when removed.
When you’re injured and in the water, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Keeping your wound dry and protected from the sun, wind, bugs, etc. is very important. That’s why we’ve put together this list of waterproof bandages for swimming so you can heal up quickly and safely.
Don’t forget to clean your wounds before applying any sort of dressing or bandage (or just try soap!). The best way to do this is with warm water and soap. If it hurts too much then stop washing right away! Once you have washed all around the area thoroughly enough that there isn’t any dirt left over on it, then pat dry with paper towels or cotton balls until all moisture has been removed from your skin surface area.
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