Nexcare Water Resistant Adhesive Tape Reviews

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Ranked #32 out of 67 in First Aid




    Recommended? You Betcha!
    September 19, 2016

    I love using medical tape instead of bandages because they almost always last longer (depending on where they are on the body). If you need to take it off it doesn't hurt like regular tape on the skin (unless you have hair on the area, and even then it's better than regular tape since the adhesive doesn't latch on as stubbornly). The thing is, it acts pretty much the same as regular medical tape except for the fact that it's harder to rip. I almost thought I'd have to get some scissors but it eventually gave in - just not as easily as other tapes I've used. If you don't get it right the first time, or the first few times, you won't be able to rip it in that spot because of bending and that makes it more annoying. It's also pretty hard to do it one-handed (like when ripping off some excess that lost its stickiness) but also not impossible. I wish it were easy to rip because that was another selling point for me.

    As for the water resistant claim, I haven't noticed a difference from regular medical tape. It does get wet - and your skin underneath wet, too - but it is better than regular bandages. One thing that I've found is that while bandages have very limited use after they get wet, medical tape lasts a bit longer and usually become adhesive again when left to dry. The best thing to do is to avoid getting it wet, of course - especially within a short time of the last wetting (like with hand washing). I might not get this exact product in the future again if it's more expensive than the usual medical tape (because it doesn't prove to be more water resistant than regular medical tape) but if it's the same then I'll be buying it again when I run out (it does last a while, too, so that's good - much better than bandages).

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