My energy-filled boys get their fair share of bumps and scrapes in the course of their days and I have to admit that I’m often sporting just as many little injuries as they are. While bandages are always in the cupboards as a result, it wasn’t until last year that I discovered Nexcare bandages. The tight-sealing, waterproof bandages are the same ones used in hospitals and I love how easy they are to apply compared to traditional bandages as well as how much better they are at staying in place covering a wound.
Now Nexcare is innovating once again with its new Tegaderm dressings. These bandages take a new healing concept that is currently mostly used in hospitals, called moist healing, to help minor injuries heal faster and with less pain. Unlike the dry healing method, which allows a scab to form over a wound as the skin underneath repairs itself, moist healing seals the wound with a protective, breathable dressing that keeps the wound moist by containing the body’s fluid. I was intrigued to learn that in addition to faster and less painful healing, moist healing also generally results in less scarring as well!