Important Facts about Cohesive Bandages

Charlotte Miller

Important Facts about Cohesive Bandages

Have you ever heard anyone talk about self-adherent, cohesive bandages? 

If you have, you may already know that it is the type of bandage that sticks only to itself. 

If you haven’t,  the name should be able to clue you in. Calling it a self-adherent cohesive bandage is a bit redundant because the word cohesive itself means self-adherence.

An even better name for a cohesive bandage would be a self-adhesive bandage

It does not stick to skin, hair, or plastic, only the bandage. This self-adhering attribute of cohesive bandage is the reason for many things, one of which is the favor it receives in the sporting industry.

Because self-adhesive bandages do not have any glue on them, they are becoming the best option for anyone that wants to be active and save money. This is because you can use it repeatedly without losing the effectiveness it had the first time.

Functions of Cohesive Bandage

  • Cold Compression Wrap

The first thing that comes after most injuries is the first-aid treatment commonly known as RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Instead of holding the ice pack or bag of frozen peas with your hand and getting your finger numb in minutes, you can create a cold compression wrap using a cohesive bandage. 

Place the reusable ice pack on the skin and wrap a self-adhesive bandage around it.

  • Pre-wrap Anchor

It is tempting to skip the hard work and pull out a piece of cohesive tape to put on a fresh wound but resist the temptation. 

It is not exactly harmful, but it is unarguably better to first apply some pre-wrap, like gauze or trauma pads. You can then hold this in place with a roll of cohesive bandage. The bandage will help to apply adequate compression and reduce blood loss. 

  • Post-surgery head/ear tape

After coming out of a surgery that involved your head or ear, the last thing you want on the affected area is an adhesive bandage that can stick to your hair and skin. The pain that will come with the removal of such will be unbearable. 

A cohesive bandage will be the ideal choice in this situation. With it, you can eliminate the fear of a painful removal. Athletes can also wear them around their heads to protect their ears or use them as sweatbands.

  • Finger Tape

Goalkeepers, climbers, and volleyballers, this one’s for you. Goalies tend to do a lot of throwing and catching, which may have side effects on their fingers. As they say, prevention is better than cure. 

Rather than wait for a finger injury, it is best to protect your fingers with cohesive tape. This will keep them in check, provide stability, and prevent them from hyperextension.

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  • Shin Guard and Socks Pad

The socks of some football teams may not be comfortable, itchy, scratchy, or just feel plain wrong. This is why many football players prefer their socks, which they are already used to and comfortable in. Cohesive bandages can also be used to secure their shin guards.

  • Wrist and Hand Wrap

This is a very common function of a self-adhesive bandage. Wrist injuries are common generally, but they are even more rampant in the sports industry. A cohesive bandage can be used as a form of prevention. 

It can provide support and stability to your wrist, making the injury less damaging. The bandage can also be applied after injury to aid healing. A self-adhesive bandage can also be used to support and protect the hand during heavy-impact sports.

  • Ankle Wrap

Cohesive bandages can be used in the protection from and treatment of ankle injuries, as well. 

  • Pet Wrap

Some cohesive bandages, like Hampton Adams self-adhesive bandages, are suitable for pets. They can be used to support their joints.

Features of Our Cohesive Bandage

  • Hampton Adams self-adhesive bandages have unparalleled stretch.

Cohesive bandages must be elastic but not all brands got the memo. A certain amount of stretch is required for the bandage to be able to apply appropriate compression. At Hampton Adams, we understood this and have incorporated it into our production process. Our bandages are elastic and flexible; they can stretch up to twice their unstretched length.

  • Our cohesive bandages are made up to standard.

Our skin tapes are made of hypo-allergenic and medical-grade materials and our self-adhesive bandages are no exception. None of the rolls in our fourteen-pack bandage falls below hospital standard, which is why it is a favorite among medical practitioners.

In addition, our bandages are latex-free. Latex is a common allergen in skin tapes that causes irritation, discomfort, and sometimes, more extreme reactions. This is why we have ensured that our products are latex-free so that people with sensitive skin can use them without fear of irritation. 

  • Hampton Adams self-adhesive bandages are tailored to provide comfort.

Cohesive bandages, generally, do not feel like a second skin. This, with some brands, translates to a lot of discomfort. However, that is not the case with us at Hampton Adams. We have not made the fact that cohesive tape does not imitate the texture of the human skin an excuse to create mediocre bandages.

Our cohesive bandages promise premium comfort. They do not cause irritations, skin damage, or rashes. 

In addition, this uncommon texture of cohesive bandage is responsible for its versatility and ability to apply varying compression levels. 

  • Our bandages are easy to tear, apply, and remove.

Our cohesive bandages are not those that require tape cutters or scissors to tear them. Furthermore, the application is very easy. Removing cohesive tape is generally no arduous task, but we have made removing our tape even easier. Removing our tape does not cause any damage to your hair or skin. It is painless and does not leave any residue behind on your skin.

  • Hampton Adams cohesive bandages are pet-friendly.

Our bandages should be the go-to for effective injury treatment when your pet breaks a leg or bruises a paw. It can be used as a vet wrap and won’t affect their hair or fur.

  • Our tapes come in a variety of colors.

Hampton Adams 14-pack of self-adhesive bandages comes in all colors: beige, blue, green, pink, etc. This makes it more appealing to kids and pets and gives adults choices. 

Hampton Adams offers a 60-day money-back guarantee! 

Before Buying

When you are thinking of purchasing a cohesive bandage, there are several things you need to look out for to ensure that you get your money’s worth. 

Durability, strength, comfortability, and elasticity are some qualities you have to assess.

Look at the package; that should tell you some things, like if the bandage contains latex. If it does and you have sensitive skin, you may want to steer clear of it. 

Your choice should be determined by what you want to use the tape for.

Preserving Your Cohesive Bandage

Using cohesive bandages multiple times is only possible if you take proper care of it. To ensure that your self-adhesive bandage lasts long, here are a few things to do: 

  • If you want to use your bandage for a long time, you have to keep it in tip-top shape. It may be strong and durable, but that does not mean it can withstand frequent moisture. To do this, you should avoid getting it wet too often. If you are lucky, wear a nylon or plastic cover over the bandage whenever you are about to perform an activity that involves water. 
  • Tossing and turning on your bed is bound to affect the cohesive tape you are wearing on your hands or legs. They can easily loosen and fall off. To prevent this, wear socks over the bandage to secure it.
  • Wash your bandages with soap and warm water whenever it gets limp or dirty.

You can get answers to any other questions about the self-adhesive tape from our customer service at Hampton Adams.

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