Adhesive bandages are used to protect the skin and promote the healing of minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. The Band-Aid® size chart displays the most common types of adhesive bandages. Whether you work in a factory or play outside, cuts and scrapes are common injuries everyone experiences. Click on a bandage type for more information.
Latex or Latex Free?
For many years, adhesive bandages contained latex in the bandage material and adhesive. Because so many people are sensitive to latex, manufacturers are removing it from adhesive bandages. Always check the packaging to determine if an adhesive bandage contains latex.
Adhesive bandages are made using fabric or plastic materials. A plastic adhesive bandage is best used in dry environments while a fabric bandage offers more flexibility and is popular for wet and greasy work.
The adhesive material makes bandages stick. Not all bandages use the same sticky material. Some use zinc oxide-based adhesives which can leave a white sticky residue. They also can contain latex. Newer adhesives use clear acrylic which sticks very well to the skin and do not contain latex.
Bandage Types & Uses
Adhesive bandages come in all types of sizes and shapes. The Bandaid® Size Chart shows the most common shapes and their sizes. They are used for many kinds of cuts, scrapes, medical treatments, burns, and minor injuries to the skin on virtually every part of the body. Each bandage type listed below includes their size and how they are commonly used.
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