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Choosing a General Purpose Adhesive Medical Tape

Adhesive tape is widely used in professional settings, and it's one of the most versatile core items in any first aid kit. Although there are different types of tape available for specific purposes, one general purpose variety can be used for most of them and will save space and money.

If you're going to use just one type of adhesive tape for a range of applications, it's important to choose the right type. This will ensure it does the job well and you don't run into unforeseen problems. Here are some tips to help you choose the ideal general-purpose medical adhesive tape.

Get the right level of adhesion

For optimum performance, you'll want an adhesive tape that will stay stuck in place for a reasonable period. It's no good if it comes off easily or is difficult to stick down in the first place. On the other hand, some adhesive is so strong that it can damage skin. This is obviously not a good thing, and when it's used near to wounds, it can make the injury worse. Try to strike the right balance between the two extremes.

Go hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic adhesive strips and fabric mean it shouldn't irritate the skin, so it can be used on people who are sensitive or have allergies. Instead of getting different types of tape, a hypoallergenic one can be used for everyone. If you use tape that isn't designed to be hypoallergenic, it can delay healing and cause rashes or other unpleasant problems.

Make sure it's easy to use

Using medical tape, especially when it's for first aid, you might not have both of your hands free because you're holding bandages in place or performing other tasks. This means it's important that the tape you use is quick and easy to work with. One of the most effective ways around this is to use strips of tape rather than a roll. They're easier to grab and you won't need to cut or tear them, so the tape can be applied immediately.

Look for breathability

If the tape needs to be worn on the skin for a while, it can cause sweating if it isn't breathable. This is uncomfortable and can even lead to irritation and rashes. Paper-based tape is breathable compared to that made from plastic but go for microporous tape if you can find it. It allows additional airflow, so it helps keep the patient comfortable and avoid extra skin irritation.

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Burt's Business Blog

Dear readers, I would like to welcome you all to my new business blog. My name is Burt. Every since I was just a boy, I have been fascinated with the world of business. My dad was a very successful businessman and I used to watch him when he left the house in the morning in his suit and when he returned home from the office. Before I went to college, my dad let me spend a couple of summers working for him and learning all about the different business interest that he managed. I learnt a lot from him and it has really helped my studies. I decided to start this blog so I could offer advice to others.


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