It’s no secret that waterproof bandages help aid in the healing process by keeping the wound covered and secure. But we didn’t always have these waterproof bandages available to us. In fact, frequent washing used to be one of the only methods to keep a wound site clean.

That said, how were everyday bandages originally created? And which bandages today help you feel the most secure in your wound’s protection? Here’s what you need to know about bandages both past and present.

How were everyday bandages created?

From liquid bandages to waterproof wound covers, we’ve come a long way from the creation of the first over-the-counter Band-Aids. According to Band-Aids’ company lore, today’s average bandage was invented in 1920 by Earle Dickson whose partner was prone to cuts and burns while cooking. Dickson, a cotton buyer, fashioned bandages for his partner from cotton gauze and adhesive strips.

Band-Aids weren’t an immediate success when they hit the market because they were originally made by hand at three inches wide and 18 inches long. However, their smaller versions soon caught the attention of the public. Today, these bandages are commonly used, especially by young children.

Bandages are meant to keep the wound clean and covered to prevent dirt and liquid from coming into contact with the wound. This helps to reduce the risk of infection while the wound heals. However, regular bandages can sometimes leave open channels due to body hair or skin folds, which leave the wound site compromised. That’s where more advanced bandage technology comes in.

How do DrySee waterproof bandages work?

DrySee waterproof bandages keep the wound safe and secure with patented liquid-indicator technology. According to 2019 guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, surgical wounds should only be cleaned with sterile saline for the first 48 hours and patients can safely shower thereafter while the wound is covered and secure.

Other wound covers can be inefficient and require frequent redressing to ensure the wound stays clean. DrySee waterproof surgical bandages provide wearers with a visual indicator when the bandage has been compromised, so you can feel secure knowing your wound is safe with just a glance.

Ready to try DrySee waterproof bandages for yourself? For more information about our waterproof bandages, visit www.drysee.com today.

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