usually carry conforming bandages along with bandage scissors, dressings, and other wound care supplies. It can be useful to keep these bandages around the house for wound care.
A typical conforming bandage is an elastic knit material. Cotton and synthetic materials can be used to produce bandages and sometimes they are color coded and coated with materials that make them resistant to infection and odor. The material is designed to be self-adhesive so when the bandage is wrapped, it attaches to itself, but it will not stick to the skin. This reduces pain and discomfort during dressing changes by allowing for easy removal of the bandage.
These bandages are designed to be breathable, allowing air to circulate over the skin and around the dressing used on a wound. This reduces the risk of infection, inflammation, and skin reactions to prolonged bandaging. Some are also absorbent to pick up any leaks from the dressing. A conforming bandage will not sag or droop because it clings tightly to itself and holds its shape. It also usually doesn't require clips, tapes, or other devices to secure it in place because of the self-adhesive characteristics.