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Liquid Bandage

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Redstarny, May 14, 2011.

  1. Redstarny

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    Does anyone think this stuff is worth carrying in a small edc bag (maxpedition edc).

    I'm a suit and tie guy during the week but I'm also a Dad and was wondering if anyone bothers to carry this stuff. Am I better off just going with bandaids and calling it a day?
     
  2. P35

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    I carry a couple of the single use tubes in my bag FAK. I use it at home a lot. Once you stop the bleeding on a cut, it is really good stuff.
     
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    I use regular old super glue, same results.
     
  4. Nickortizzle1035

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    i keep quick clot and some super glue with me. i think bandaids would probably be better for small kids
     
  5. mossyoak

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    I have it with me in my falcon II med kit. Have since I was in a machine shop. Works great and is cheap $5 (1oz bottle) I've use a ton but still have half the bottle. The only thing is you have to stop the bleeding first
     
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    I have one of those little spray-cans the size of a single D-cell in my bag. Great stuff for on your arm or leg but for small cuts on fingers and such i still prefer the good ol sticky plaster.
     
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    Not trying to be a McBitch here, but if I remember right I tried this stuff once and it burnt something fierce! It was the "New-Skin Liquid Bandage". I remember it stinging so badly that I wiped it off before it had a chance to "set". Anyone else ever have similar problems?
     
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    Thats exactly what I use. It burns a little but the conveinence and durability are well worth it.
     
  9. rtlintner

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    Appreciate it, mossoak. The next time I get cut, I'll try using it again.
     
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    If you regularly wear a suit & tie, it might be better to use the stuff for a minor cut instead of a band-aid that will stick out like a sore thumb. It's one of those nice to have items. But in most cases a bandage works better.
     
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    thats why i would just stick with the banaids for children! i remember hearing stories from one of my elementary school teachers about how bad "sulfa packets" hurt when being poured into an open wound during WW2.
     
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    I would use neosporin w/pain reliever & bandaids with kids and in most other situations. I only use liquid bandage for cuts that aren't closed when I surf. I clean it with alcohol and then seal it with a couple of layers of liquid bandage. The water's rarely that clean and this really cuts down on heal time. Works well.
     
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    You can get small tubes of it at the dollar store. I keep a couple with me in my EDC/FAK.
     
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    I think it would be great in an EDC bag. I love the stuff. The stinging hasn't been that bad for me, and it works great for sealing up cuts in those awkward spots like the spot between your fingers. I should add a little bottle of it to my own EDC bag.
     
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    I carry super glue since I can use it for others things too and benedryl for folks with alergic reactions (It also helps me sleep when restless)
     
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    x's (whatever its up to) super glue!
     
  17. Anonymous Romanian

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    I have one of those spray bandages and they sting like hell. If you do as they say and just add more you end up with a wound that doesn't heal because it stays wet under that transparent chemical. Stick with regular band aids, this is what I did.
     
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    I like liquid bandage over band aids any day. never tried super glue. isn't it toxic?
     
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    Haven't tried it but there are 2 threads on this subject. Apparently it depends on the brand and how deep is the cut.
     
  20. CatherineM
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    I used the liquid bandage on the boy scouts and little leaguers I dealt with in Florida. Regular bandaids lasted 10 seconds in that humidity.