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17 September 2012 @ 06:25 am
More meandering about minor wounds  
It's rather harder than one might think to wash one's hair and body without using the palm of one of your hands. I was worried about pulling open the flap of skin, and the slight tugs of pain whenever i did inadvertently use my palm seemed to indicate it was a valid concern. I'm thinking perhaps i should have left the tape on while i showered, which would have been kind of strange but might have been slightly less awkward.

And after having put on a regular band-aid it seems like the band-aid keeps pulling away from the wound when i flex my hand and i'm kind of wishing i had some of that stretch non-stick bandage stuff they use after you donate blood. Can you get rolls of that at the pharmacy? Of course the reason the climbing tape didn't pull away was exactly because it was sticky, so perhaps the non-stick bandage wouldn't actually help.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on September 17th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
They use a stretchy tape called Coban at hospitals, and they put gauze underneath it. Google lists it for sale in a variety of online stores, so you can probably find it somewhere in person.
Steven DeFord: EMSwillworker on September 17th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
There's also the non-FDA approved version-- "vet wrap," sold at veterinary supply stores for less money,but probably harder to find.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on September 17th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Well, Walgreens stocks 5 yards of coban for $10 online. Maybe other stores have it cheaper; try the websites of all your regional pharmacies to see who's got the best deal.