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Cotton Bandages

Cotton Bandages

Cotton bandages are a must-have for any first aid kit. They're versatile, absorbent, and breathable, making them ideal for everything from minor cuts and scrapes to more serious injuries.

  • Metal or elastic clips, poly-bag(normal pack & ribbon peel pack) or blister or 2-ply paper pouch available.
  • Unbleached, bleached, flesh color available.
Ref. No.: Size: Qty Cs. : Ctn size:
NMMD003001 2'' x 5y 480 58x44x25cm
NMMD003002 3'' x 5y 240 58x34x25cm
NMMD003003 4'' x 5y 240 58x44x25cm
NMMD003004 6'' x 5y 120 58x34x25cm


Cotton Bandages

Cotton bandages, If you’re not familiar with first aid supplies, you may be wondering: what is a crepe bandage, and how is it different from a cohesive bandage? What about conforming bandages? Here we will look at what kinds of bandage are available and which situations they are ideal for. Cotton Bandages

Crepe cotton bandages

Crepe bandages, commonly made of cotton, are woven, elasticated bandages. Crepe bandages are ideal to support the healing of sprains and strains, as they provide good compression to injured areas, as per the PRICE method, but as they’re elastic they don’t prevent joints or muscles from flexing. Cotton also allows the skin to breathe, and these bandages are washable and reusable. Crepe bandages can also be used for dressing retention.

Conforming Cotton Bandages

Conforming bandages are very stretchy and, as their name suggests, conform closely to the body’s contours. These bandages are ideal for securing dressings in place, particularly on limbs. These bandages are lightweight, fray-resistant, and breathable. These are usually made with synthetic materials.

Cohesive bandages

Cohesive bandages are designed to stick to themselves, but not to skin or hair. This makes cohesive bandages quick and easy to apply and remove, not requiring any tape or pins to hold them in place. These bandages can be used both for holding wound dressings in place and for supporting and providing compression to injured muscles or joints.

Open wove bandages

Unlike other kinds of bandages, these bandages are non-elastic and can be used to hold dressings in place without constricting or pressuring the wound. This does however make them unsuitable for PRICE therapy. Their loose weave allows good ventilation, helping the skin to breathe and avoiding infection.

Plaster of Paris

These bandages are used for creating casts to provide rigid immobilization of fractured or broken limbs. Impregnated with Plaster of Paris (calcined gypsum), once immersed in water, these bandages can be molded to the limb. The bandages then set fast into a strong, solid cast. These bandages should only be applied by medical professionals.