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First Aid Tape

 – For securing bandages and dressings and for providing muscle and joint support, special tape and adhesives are essential for your first aid kit and your sports duffel alike. Cuts, blisters, scraped fingers and ankles--these are the inevitable results of day-to-day work and play, and you want to have what you need to address these minor issues effectively and efficiently.
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As you're stocking up on dressings and pads here at drugstore.com, be sure to supply yourself with the necessary adhesives. We have a wide range of brands and styles here to choose from, whether it's for a wound you're aiming to dress or a sore muscle you want to strap up ahead of exercise or sports play. Browse around: You'll find loads of details and customer feedback on each product, making your selection process that much easier.


First aid tape and wrap assists with proper bandaging so that the injury is securely covered and yet also allowed to breathe. These products are specially designed for use on skin--even sensitive skin--and can hold up in the face of the rigors that naturally come with the territory: the constant bending of joints and flexing of muscles, for example, and the regular exposure to the elements--not to mention sweat and body oils. Typically transparent or colored to blend in seamlessly with your body, these tapes are also non-restricting and gentle on the skin, yet highly durable. The first aid wraps you'll additionally find here tend to adhere to themselves for an adequately snug fit, yet come off without wrenching your skin or hair.

For overall medicine and health purposes, keep this kind of tough, waterproof bandaging tape in full supply in your first aid kits. The Mayo Clinic recommends stowing such kits in both your house and your car--after all, plenty of bumps and scrapes occur outside the home--in nooks secured from young children. Keep close tabs on these supplies and restock as necessary so as to assure you the peace of mind that you're equipped for ready action in the event of a mishap.

Athletic Tape

You'll also see in this inventory athletic and kinesiology tape for protecting and bolstering shoulders, fingers, knees, and other parts of your body that need a little extra support when you're exercising. These specialized adhesives are often used to secure injured, vulnerable, or overused ligaments, tendons, and the like without unduly constricting movement. They can help bring down inflammation while boosting circulation--good for soothing sore muscles and promoting efficient healing.

Make drugstore.com your one-stop shop when you're searching for first aid tape, gauze and pads, and other restorative and protective materials. Be sure to discuss your injuries with your doctor and ask which products are appropriate for you. Scan the options, read the customer reviews (it's always nice to hear from people who've actually tried out these products), and make your decision.

From making your workouts that much more comfortable to hastening healing of an abrasion or bruise, these first aid and athletic tapes are worth investigating. Check them out at drugstore.com today!

This summary is intended for general informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should read product labels. In addition, if you are taking medications, herbs, or other supplements you should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter medication as they may interact with other medications, herbs, and nutritional products. If you have a medical condition, including if you are pregnant or nursing, you should speak to your physician before taking these products. Consult a healthcare provider immediately if you experience side effects.

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