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Best thing for finger bandaging.

Discussion in 'Hygiene and First Aid / Medicinal' started by Tengu, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Tengu

    Tengu Full Member

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    This takes me back...

    Mum had type one diabetes, and that was with complications, this eventualy killed her.

    She suffered all her life with ulcerated (and worse) toes.

    Consequently from a young age I got used to the smell of ulcers (not nice) and that dreaded `U` shaped applicator....

    I have plenty of experience in dressing appenditages!

    I will get a roll on tube for fingers for my FAK, and forget all i remember concerning that bit of plastic.

    Or should i get latex ones? or shaped plasters?

    What do yu have for fingers in your FAK?
     
  2. Robbi

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    You're over thinking this Kiddo,

    get some plasters.
     
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  3. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    A roll of fabric backed plaster.
    The type you cut to size.

    Fabric backed because I find it more adaptable to the organ than the modern plasticy ones.

    My method:
    Make it bleed
    Suck it
    Dry it
    Plaster
     
  4. Toddy

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    ......and these are very useful to keep damaged fingers clean and dry. They do get a little sweaty if you're working hard though, but at this price change them as necessary.
    They're used by manicurists and tattoo artists to keep their fingers clean. They fit well over bandages and elastoplasts too.
    200 for £2.68 delivered. I keep a few in every first aid kit

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200Pcs-W...468501?hash=item520e31e255:g:kd8AAOSwznZbalnz


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  5. Alan De Enfield

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    I (regularly) use the same as Toddy

    It doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing - tightening a nut, changing a tyre, or peeling veg - I always seem to be getting cuts on my fingers.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200Pcs-W...468501?hash=item520e31e255:g:kd8AAOSwznZbalnz

    Small bandage (rather than a plaster) then roll it on and Robert's your Fathers brother.

    I also keep some of the similar (but larger) for emergency water carriers.
     
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    Those are good ideas, I will get some.

    But maybe not 200...
     
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    I really like those little eye-dressings for decent digit cuts.. Certainly for the initial dressing.They are basically just a small gause/pad on a thin long bandage.

    The other bonus of the large white dressing is it minds the patient its there and stop them using/bashing it :)

    Once its knitted then remove easily and go for a plaster and some tape to keep it in place. If its a nice clean cut then steri-strips are even better.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Would a dressing not be a bit much for a ‘normal’ cut in a finger?
     
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    Micropore tape or blue roll and electrical tape if I'm working and it's wet.
    Those are the only things I've known to survive a days work
     
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    The problem I find with a plaster, is that as my finger bends and straightens, and as it rubs (getting things out of my pocket, working, etc), the plaster comes off. Then the wound re-opens and I get blood on my clothes and the wound gets dirty.

    A bit of gauze, some micropore tape or a little bit of bandage, covered with a nitrile or latex fingerstall, gives more protection and holds the dressing in place.
     
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    I use the H-shaped plasters (fabric if poss) for knuckles and finger tips, they bend where you need them and keep the tip closed up. Finger cots are great over the top for water proofing too
     
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