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Tips

We've spent decades developing more and more advanced Nexcare™ products, to help you heal yourself – and your family. We're pleased to pass on some of the knowledge and insight we've gained along the way.

Best way to prevent common illnesses

The trouble with germs is that you can't see them. But they're always there. Being vigilant about hand washing can go a long way toward keeping you healthy.

Heal your wounds

Let the healing process begin. Improve the healing process with these easy-to-remember tips for incisions, cuts, scrapes or minor burns.

How to clean a wound
  • Using water under pressure is the best way to clean a wound; a briskly running faucet will do.
  • Wash under running water for several minutes, even up to 15 minutes.
  • Make sure you remove all dirt and debris before applying a bandage.

Frequent bandage changes can help prevent infection
Frequent bandage changes can help prevent infection
  • Change bandage daily, or more often if the bandage gets dirty or wet.
  • Check the wound for the signs of infection, and if you're worried that it may be infected, call your health care provider.
  • Infected wounds are usually very painful and swollen – if swelling lasts for several days and the area is warm to the touch, infection is likely.
Ouchless ways to remove a bandage
  • It's an age-old trick but a good one: soak the bandaged wound area in warm water for a half-minute or so before removal.
  • Work a little baby oil or cooking oil into the adhesive to help the bandage release from the skin.
  • Use ice (covered with a paper towel) for 5 minutes or less. Ice will make the adhesive brittle, which may cause it to release.
  • Nexcare waterproof bandage can be easily removed by grasping the edge and pulling away from the wound.
Dry wound healing vs. moist wound healing

Are you aware of the benefits offered by keeping your wound moist while it heals? It's a relatively new approach that is widely used in hospitals.

  • Dry wound healing involves keeping the wound clean and dry so that a scab forms. This is done by exposing it to air and covering with a dry dressing – such as a gauze pad. Dry wound healing is commonly associated with:
    • Scab formation, which could lead to scarring
    • Potentially slower healing time
    • May cause increased pain
  • Moist wound healing occurs when the new wound is covered, and remains covered, with a protective, breathable dressing such as a such as a Nexcare™ Tegaderm™ Waterproof Transparent Dressing. This keeps the wound moist by containing the body's own fluid. Benefits include:
    • Minimal scarring as no dry scab forms
    • Less pain – nerve endings are protected by the moisture
    • Helps promote faster healing

Skin Care

How to manage your skin

To leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed, use Nexcare Face Cleaning Pads. You just have to moisten the face cleaning pad with water and gently squeeze to activate the lather. Cleanse your face thoroughly, rinse and then pat dry.

If you have oily skin, you may use face cleaning pads for normal to oily skin and for dry skin you may use face cleaning pads for normal to dry skin.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read here.


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Bandages

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FAQs
How do I remove a bandage that will not release easily?

Work a little baby oil or cooking oil into the adhesive, or use ice (covered with a paper towel) for 5 minutes or less.

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