Band-Aid Modifcation to Improve Flexibility and Keep Them On!





Introduction: Band-Aid Modifcation to Improve Flexibility and Keep Them On!

I find this modification very useful for getting Adhesive Bandages to stick to fingers, especially fingertips.

Yes they make special ones, but standard shape/size ones are more common, and these work great!
This idea may be from a Japanese show called "Urawaza", lifehacker and gizmodo had a youtube link but its gone!.

Step 1: There Is Really Only 2 Steps for This Mod, Cut It, and Put It On.

Take some sharp scissors, and a Band-Aid

You can cut the band-aid in the wrapper or out of it. probably cleaner/safer to do it in the wrapper.

Cut to the pad on both wings of the band aid, like the first photo(im flexing it to show the cuts)

Step 2: Apply!

in this case I'm working with a fingertip wound, these also work well on Knuckles and even on legs and knees elbows, although they are best on fingertips and fingers.

In this case i place the finger with the wound centered on the pad, wrap 2 legs around the finger.
then fold the pad down and wrap the other 2 legs back around to make a nice little cup of bandaid.

when using them on a finger or Knuckle its handy to weave the legs, wrap one a then do the one on the opposite corner, and then the other two.

for as little flesh as is wrapped it stays on well, and protects my cut from bumps.



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    Excellent hack. Never thought of that.

    I saw alot of posts about cleanliness. NOT one spoke of the scissors. I do not llike this because most household scissors have been used to cut "everything" therefore harboring those llittle nasty's. Do not use dirty scissors to cut a band-aid you are only looking to introduce germs. As for Superglue- good idea to use bandages to protect the cut but if you have a cut where it may open due to use Glue works.If not use a bandage. Also,when using a antibiotic. PLEASE apply the gel to the bandage NOT the wound. Think about what I why I said to apply to bandages not the wound.

    true, many kitchen scissors are probably kinda unclean, although there is nothing to stop you form cleaning them. Also in my medical kit i do keep a pair of scissors just for medical use, cutting tape, opening packages... Btw this instruction set is to not cut into the pad, its unlikely you are wanting to cover a wound with the sticky part of the band aid. so i see very little chance of direct contamination. i usually even snip them in the package, so not only would the contact vector be even smaller (only on the sliced line) but you wind up shucking the covering and the backing. i think you would have more chance of nasty bacteria falling into the wound while you unwrap it, than you would get transferred from the scissors to the bandaid to the wound.

    But with all things you have to weigh the risks on your own, if you think having a sloppy falling off band aid is better than a comfortably flexible well fitting one then by all means please ignore this.

    Superglue may keep the wound from opening, but it does nothing to pad the fingertip for typing or protect from bumps and jabs. In my case I did glue it after it stopped gushing blood, but even then it was bloody enough to be hard to glue well.

    I am an artist and am forever cutting or jabbing some tool into my hands and fingers, so use the bandaid to protect from bumps and jabs as you stated. It can be quite painful to get some art supplies into a fresh cut that has been left exposed. The fingertip bandaids also cost more than the reg ones, so this is a great idea.

    wont that kill you? #

    but it gets EVERYWARE, and blood pops out the side...

    o.O what if the blood comes out the sides...