1. What is bandaging?
Bandaging is the process of applying a bandage over a dressing or a medical device to provide support. Bandaging also helps restrict the movement of a body part.
2. What are the types of bandaging?
Compression, tube, gauze and traingular are the four common types of bandages used in bandaging. These bandages can be used in various ways like Figure of 8 wrap, spiral, reverse spiral and circular wrap depending on the part being bandaged.
3. What is the difference between bandaging and dressing?
A dressing is applied to wounds to prevent them from bleeding and protecting them from contaminants. Bandaging is applying a strip of gauze bandage over a dressing to support the injury or wound.
4. How is bandaging helpful?
In injuries where wounds are dressed, bandages are applied to hold the dressing intact. It acts as a support as well as an additional physical barrier for infection or injury.
5. Is it okay to cover stitches with a bandage?
You can cover stitches with a bandage for about two days. However, confirm with your doctor prior to putting the bandage. You can also cover the area around the suture with petroleum jelly and apply a non-sticky bandage or go as per your doctor's instructions.