How to Make a Butterfly Bandage
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How to make a butterfly bandage:
- Cut a strip from a roll of 1 in. (2.5 cm) adhesive tape and fold it in half lengthwise, sticky side out.
- Cut notches into tape as shown above.
- Unfold the tape, then fold the notched pieces together, sticky side in. The center of the tape will be non-sticky. Keep this part clean since it will be over the wound.
- Place one sticky end of the tape on the skin to one side of the wound, then pull the other sticky end tightly across the wound to close the wound edges. If the wound is long, more than one bandage may be needed.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||June 6, 2012|