Cohesive Bandage

Self-adhesive, flexible and comfortable
  • Adheres to itself, not skin or hair
  • Extra comfortable and flexible
  • Leaves no glue residues after removal
  • Breathable and water-resistant
  • Latex-free
  • Hand-tearable

First Aid Cohesive Bandage

This self-adhesive and multipurpose bandage is designed to firmly secure wound dressings and compresses. Extra flexible and comfortable to wear, it can also be used for the support of joints.

The Hansaplast Cohesive Bandage is easy to use at home. It is hand-tearable and sticks to itself. The bandage itself provides secure adhesion, even in case of perspiration, and is resistant to water. It stays firmly in place without slipping.

Providing compression, elasticity and support, the Hansaplast Cohesive Bandage is free of Latex and extra skin-friendly. It removes from the skin painlessly and leaves no adhesive residue behind.

New Hansaplast Cohesive Bandage - multipurpose & self-adhesive

How to use

1. If you have a wound, cover it with a wound pad or dressing. 
2. To avoid circulation problems, do not apply too tightly and check regularly. If numbness and tingling result, remove and re-apply with reduced tightness. If pain continues seek medical advice.
Clean and dry affected area. Fix the bandage with one hand and place the outer side of bandage on the skin. This will allow you to unroll the bandage with more control.
Unroll a sufficient length before beginning to wrap on the skin to allow the bandage to relax. Apply the first circle without tension.
Continue to wrap in only partially overlapped circles. Apply the bandage with only enough tension to give the desired level of support. Remember to unwind a sufficient length of the bandage from the roll to avoid applying the product with too much tension.
Tear the bandage.
Press the end of bandage to fix it to itself without tension.
Product  Type  Size  Quantity

Cohesive bandage blue

5m x 6cm
1 piece

Wound care

1. How often should I change the bandage?
For wound treatment the bandage is used for fixation of a wound pad or dressing. Usually, it is recommended to change the wound dressing daily for hygiene reasons.
2. How do I apply the cohesive bandage?
Please find our detailed application advice (à link to Video)
3. Is it better to let small wounds dry in the fresh air instead of putting on a bandage?
It is one of the wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered and exposed to air helps them to heal faster. The contrary is true! Research shows that covered wounds heal more efficiently and have a reduced risk of infection. Hansaplast products provide protection until the wound is completely healed.
4. When should I consult a doctor?
We recommend contacting a medical professional under the following circumstances:
- if the wound is deep and causing major bleeding 
- if the wound shows signs of infection such as redness, warmth, pain and swelling 
- if there are embedded foreign objects in it 
- in case of animal or human bites 
- if the wound is in the area of the face 
- if there is insufficient tetanus vaccination 
- and of course always when you have questions or are uncertain.
5. What if my wound gets infected and suppurates?
You should contact a medical professional if you recognize signs of infection. This is not only the occurrence of pus but also swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In case of infection the wound will need medical care and special medical treatment.
6. Why do I have to place an extra pad or dressing under the bandage when I have a wound?
The cohesive bandage does not contain a wound pad which is necessary to absorb blood and wound exudate and to ensure that the wound area is cushioned and hygienically protected. Thus, a wound should first be covered with a wound pad or dressing which then can be fixed with the cohesive bandage.

Joint support

1. What are the most common sports injuries?
Excessive strains
A strain to the muscle or tendon can happen when the muscle is over stretched or excessively worked. This can cause the muscle to swell or fibres to rupture as in a torn hamstring. It may be painful and difficult to move or walk. Strains usually take one to six weeks to heal.

A direct blow to the muscle tissue can result in bruising or cuts such as in a corked thigh.

Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon)
This can happen after excessive overuse. Often this is due to poor equipment or preparation, such as in tennis elbow.

This happens when a joint is injured and one or more bones are displaced from their normal position such as a dislocated finger or shoulder.

This is an injury to a ligament and is caused by a sudden overstretching such as in a sprained ankle. It may be painful and difficult to move or walk.
2. When should I consult a doctor?
Consult a health professional in case of any injury, or if you suspect joint strain or a medical condition like a fracture. A physician should be consulted in acute cases when these conditions are accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, persisting joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).

You should contact your doctor if symptoms persist. Please note that none of the given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice.

3. How do I manage a serious injury?
Serious injuries, such as head, neck and abdominal injuries, need to be managed by a professional and calling an ambulance will normally be the first priority. Relevant First Aid or Medical training is required before a person can safely offer help in life-threatening injuries.
Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that, although they were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice, regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products.
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