butterfly bandage


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butterfly bandage

An adhesive bandage used in place of sutures to hold wound edges together. Filmy sterile adhesive strips have replaced the butterfly bandage.
See also: bandage

Butterfly bandage

A narrow strip of adhesive with wider flaring ends (shaped like butterfly wings) used to hold the edges of a wound together while it heals.
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* Butterfly bandages and narrow adhesive strips to hold the edges of a cut together and allow it to heal
Here's what we keep on hand for worst case scenarios: A good basic first aid book (read it now, because you won't have the time to do it during a real emergency); Band-Aids, bandages, gauze, gauze pads, tape, elastic and butterfly bandages, lots of aspirin (could be your best barter item), peroxide as a disinfectant, tongue depressors for finger splints, eye wash and cup, a magnifying glass, tweezers and needles for wood splinters, arm sling, cold and allergy pills and cough drops.
* sterile cloth or pads * scissors * ice pack * tape * sterile bandages * cotton tipped swabs * hydrogen peroxide * nose drops * antibiotic ointment * eye pads * cotton balls * butterfly bandages Prevention