Cut a strip from a roll of
1 in. (2.5 cm) adhesive tape
and fold it in half lengthwise, sticky side out.
Cut notches into
tape as shown above.
Unfold the tape, then fold the notched pieces
together, sticky side in. The center of the tape will be non-sticky. Keep this
part clean since it will be over the wound.
Place one sticky end of
the tape on the skin to one side of the wound, then pull the other sticky end
tightly across the wound to close the wound edges. If the wound is long, more
than one bandage may be needed.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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