Pros: Help hold together a wound, work like stitches. Not expensive. Made in the USA!
Vividly in my mind is the first time I had a need for a Butterfly Bandage. I cut my finger deeply and I could not stop the bleeding. I probably should have gone to the doctor, but it was on an evening and that would have meant a trip to the emergency room.
My remedy was to apply a Band-Aid Butterfly Closure, and I was very impressed by how well this first aid product worked. These don't look anything like your typical Band-Aid bandage. They look similar to Breathe Right Strips. Band-Aid Butterfly Closures are rectangular in shape and the medium size measure 1 3/4" by 3/8". The box calls them Sterile waterproof closures for small wounds and incisions.
These have tabs on each end, with a small and very narrow section in the center. The tabs are extremely sticky while the center portion is not, and the center area is the part that goes over the center of your cut. To use, you remove the backing from the tabs (just like with a Band-Aid), then stick the "wings" on either side of your cut. Since the center of the butterfly is not sticky, it won't stick to your wound.
Band-Aid Butterfly Closures work in the same way that stitches do, they force the wound closed and keep it closed. My wound was so deep that I probably needed two layers of stitches, but these Band-Aid closures really did work to stop the bleeding and assist in the healing of my wound. Of course you do need to clean the wound first, you don't want to trap dirt or germs in there before you apply the Butterfly Closure.
Sometimes Band-Aids come in assortment packs and will include one or two Butterfly Closures, but I like to have extra on hand and this package that contains ten closures is perfect. There is nothing worse than needing one and not having it!
Band-Aids are made in the USA! This Write Off entry is brought to you by Talyseon, ddustyrose, and becky2259.