Bumps, bruises, cuts and scrapes are all par for the course when it comes to kids and it doesn’t matter if they are 2 or 10 it seems. I got fairly experienced over the summer with treating minor wounds on my over exuberant and somewhat clumsy toddler.
One of the most critical steps in healing minor wounds is to keep the wound clean of dirt and germs. Its important you have the right product on hand to treat everyday minor wounds quickly and effectively. I recently had the opportunity to try out Nexcare Brand’s line of first aid products including their new Tegaderm Dressings.
After Keira recently scraped up her knee when she fell down a walkway I immediately washed the area, applied some ointment and placed a bandage over the wound. The next day went to change the bandage only to have my husband argue with me about proper wound healing. He insisted that the wound would only heal “dry”; that is without a bandage on, allowing the area to dry out and form a scab. I gave in and let him do it his way. Of course this resulted in a slight infection setting into the wound because a) the wound was open and b) she is 2 years old and was definitely picking at what little scab had managed to form. After a good soak in some epsom salts I got that wound covered back up in a Nexcare Tegaderm dressing and within a week not only was the infection gone but that wound was completely healed over.
Did you know about the moist healing method? The type of healing occurs when a wound is covered and sealed with a protective, breathable dressing that keeps the wound moist by containing the body’s own fluid. It has been shown to enhance wound healing and lessens pain plus it prevents scab formation which can potentially lead to scarring. The Nexcare Tegaderm Dressings support a moist healing environment which is also the method of wound care used in hospitals around the world.
You can use the Nexcare Tegaderm dressings to treat minor wounds such as scrapes, burns, blisters and even post-surgical incisions or used over gauze as a secondary dressing. Aside from the benefits of moist wound healing the Tegaderm dressings seal out water, dirt, and germs which helps to prevent infection and can even be worn for up to 7 days!
Tegaderm is just one of many great products to help your family heal safely and effectively. They also carry many other high quality products for your first aid kit and beyond such as skin crack care, acne absorbing covers, and more!
Nexcare wants to introduce your family to a Smarter Way to Heal with a $1 off coupon valid for any Nexcare Product. Just visit the Nexcare website to download the coupon!
One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win a Nexcare Prize Pack valued at $80 including an assortment of Nexcare products like the Tegaderm dressings, Acne absorbant covers, Absolute Waterproof tape, Brights Bandages and more. Giveaway ends on November 23rd at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools form for entry & terms and conditions.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!