Reddit reviews: The best liquid bandages

We found 67 Reddit comments discussing the best liquid bandages. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 9 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Liquid Bandages:

u/johns_brain59 · 59 pointsr/CampingGear

Hey everyone, I cringe when I see the cost vs contents of most first aid kits on the market. Too much unnecessary stuff and only the highest priced kits have clotting powder, which I’ve used on the trail for controlling bleeding with large abrasions and deep or tangential lacerations. I put together my suggestions, with an eye toward maximizing usefulness and minimizing per unit cost. IMO this is superior to most kits costing 2-3x more. Light enough for the discernible backpacker, but makes a great gift for family and friends to throw in the car pocket, the boat, ATV, or carry along to kids sporting events. Feel free to add, subtract or substitute to customize your own.

Ever-Ready First Aid Adhesives, assorted sizes, 280ct $6.95 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0179S0IAW
Self explanatory, enough for 2-3 of each size per DIY kit.

Vakly Stretch Gauze: 12 pk 4” x 4yds $7.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTQFPA6
1 pk per kit and 4 left over for the home medicine cabinet.

McKesson individually wrapped sterile gauze pads: 50ct $5.17 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002C5P9J8
6 per kit, throw them in a ziploc baggie to protect against moisture.

Woundseal clotting powder: 20 pkts $28.06 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RUJXR6
Remember that compression alone, when done properly, effectively controls most bleeding. But when a member of your group is on aspirin or other blood thinners, or sustains a nasty cut that won’t stop bleeding, this stuff is awesome.

3M Duct tape: 1.88in x 30yds $3.89 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013B1XHE
Countless uses for the backpacker / camper, from tourniquet, fracture splinting, reinforcement of wound dressings, fashioning a moleskin barrier for blisters, not to mention tent, pack or sleeping bag repair. Grab a few extra straws from your local fast food joint, trim them to 2 inches, then roll up 4 to 6ft lengths of duct tape around the straw. The straw in the middle doubles as a pocket billows for fire starting.

Rensow white petroleum jelly 5gms, 144 pkts: $24.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAGT85M
Lip balm, burn treatment, also apply to rashes, blisters and abrasions to keep gauze from adhering. Doubles as an excellent fire accelerant for bushcrafting. I squeeze some on a cotton ball to use with my tender for catching a spark.

Kirkland anti-diarrheal (loperamide) tablets: 400ct $9.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EXPY004
Put 12 per kit and keep the rest for that week-old lasagna that you should have thrown out.

Ibuprofen 200mg tabs: 2x500ct $3.93 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P1NJAJS
Put at least 40 per kit as this is likely to be the first supply used.

Diphenhydramine capsules 25mg, 100ct : $4.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00080CKDW
Useful for allergies, insect stings, contact dermatitis, and doubles as a sleep aid for those restless nights in the hammock. 12 per kit should do.

Triple antibiotic ointment 0.5oz 144 pkts: $12.18 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H2T9K3K
6 to 8 per kit should do, and keep the rest for replen.

Ziplock snack bags, 40ct (for storing meds): $2.73 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U9ZFFCY
Please clearly label each baggie using an indelible marker with name of med, adult dose and expiration date. Pediatric dose optional. Individual “gas station” packets are much more expensive but if routinely carried in vehicle this may be a consideration (law enforcement doesn’t like unlabeled pills floating around in baggies).

First Aid Bags (empty), Alazco, 8 bags $32.82 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0182MQ4MU
Highly optional but nice for making your kit look pretty if you’re giving these away as gifts. I double wrap mine in gallon ziploc bags for moisture control.

A printable first aid primer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/yohsresourcelibrary/First+Aid+Quick+Guide.pdf
Certainly not a comprehensive guide, but has some key information like helpful reminders on how to properly perform CPR on kiddos and babies 👶.

u/this_is_squirrel · 1 pointr/Type1Diabetes

Hands down dexcom! g6 has a more slim close to you profile but g5 can sometimes be more economical because you can extend them longer. Libre is the cheapest option but isn't great because it doesn't alert you to rises and falls which I have found to be the most essential part of reducing my a1c and more importantly, increasing your Time In Range which is actually a way better indicator of control and likelihood of developing complications.


What ever you chose here are some tips to help you make the actual wearing of a CGM easier!


  1. buy liquid Skin Tac this stuff with be a life saver, cleanse your skin and shave if necessary then apply the liquid to the skin and WAIT it must be all the way dry and feel sticky, it takes about 5 minutes, NOW apply your sensor
  2. invest in patches either call dexcom and ask for some free trial ones or try Stay Put Medical if you don't care what they look like or if you want "cool" ones try these, they will custom make ones for you if you'd like or these. there are others these are just my two preferred brands for fun ones. if you do use over patches, I generally wait until the sensor is peeling up a bit on the edges before I patch and then I trim the patches as needed.
  3. don't be afraid to use other places, I have very movement intensive job as well and have found after 29 years of diabetes, my abdomen is out, completely not useful. I really like the backs and front of my arms, chest, and area right below the bra line.

    Go get yourself a CGM (but really not a medtronic one, they are less acurate and an 18 month commitment). If I were in a financial bind today I would take a dexcom CGM and only a dexcom CGM over a pump every day!
u/derioderio · 2 pointsr/diabetes

I train judo with a Dexcom G6 and Tandem t:slim X2. With a bit of preparation I'm able to keep the CGM and my infusion site from being ripped off. I've talked about how I suit up for judo before here. Since it's an evolutionary process, there are a few changes I've made since when I wrote that. Here is my current process:

I've always placed the Dexcom sensor in the abdomen, usually in the area above the belly button. I try to put it in a spot that won't be in the middle of a fold in my skin when I bend forward. I move it around every time I apply a new sensor of course, but I don't stray too far from that area and I've always had pretty good readings there.

First of all I use skin-tac on both the cgm and pump infusion site before I put them in place. That alone has always been sufficient for normal daily life, but is woefully insufficient when doing judo. When I get dressed for judo I do the following:

  1. Apply skin-tac to the skin around both the cgm and pump infusion site, generally 3-4 inches around the CGM and 1 inch around the pump infusion site.
  2. Get masking tape and tape over just the actual cgm and infusion site. For the infusion site I need to make a loop and have the sticky side facing out, with just a little bit of sticky wrapped under and taped to my skin just on each side of the infusion site.
  3. For the CGM site I do the following: get a sheet of wax paper and cover it with strips of masking tape. Then cut out an oval-shaped section that is slightly larger than the cloth portion of the Dexcom sensor, cut a hole in the middle for the transmitter, and place this over the cloth. Then I make a loop of masking tape and put it on top of the transmitter.
  4. When the skin-tac is dry I use a couple of sections of KT tape (cut to smaller lengths as needed) over the cgm and infusion sites. The skin-tac is so it can strongly adhere to my skin around the sites, holding them in place even when I sweat. The masking tape and wax paper that is between them is so I can remove the KT tape later without also removing the original adhesive for the cgm or infusion site. For the sensor I use one strip cut into halves, for the infusion site I use one strip cut into thirds.
  5. Wear a compression shirt over everything. In jujutsu pretty much everyone wears a compression shirt, so that shouldn't be an issue. I've found that a tight compression shirt keeps everything tight against the skin makes it so that any friction between myself and my gi/my partner/the mat/etc., rubs across the compression shirt instead of directly against the tape and everything holding my CGM and infusion set in place. Also the compression shirt will stick directly to my skin in the area around the KT tape, again reducing friction against the CGM and infusion site.

    That preparation has always been sufficient for my cgm and infusion sites staying in place doing judo. Figuring all this out has taken a bit of trial and error, but once I started doing all of this I've never had either come off during practice, and that's full super-sweaty throwing (and being thrown) around and grappling on the ground that we do in judo.

    To take care of the pump, I have to do some additional things to protect it as well.

  6. Wrap it up in a layer of thin foam (1/4" or so). This is to protect it from being broken, before I started doing this I've broken the screen on my pump twice, since I started using the foam it's never been a problem.
  7. Put it inside a sandwich size ziplock bag (to protect it from sweat).
  8. Put all of that inside a SPIbelt elastic running belt that I keep under my pants just under the waistline.

    Doing all that is a little time-consuming, since it can take me 10-15 minutes just to get dressed for judo where everyone else takes about 1 minute, but it's what I have to do to keep my sites and pump secure and undamaged.

    Sometimes after practice when I get home to shower and take all the tape and stuff off, the Dexcom sensor will have partly come off. I just apply some more skin-tac to the area that has detached, wait for it to dry, and then re-attach it. By doing that, I've never had a sensor that didn't last the 10 days, and I can almost always stretch it to 15-20 days with a session restart. Generally I have to change the sensor because it starts malfunctioning, not because it comes off. I've had more success with keeping everything on and not starting to fall off by waiting until all the sweat has dried away and then removing all the tape, as it gives the adhesive on the CGM a chance to get sticky again.

    Since you're on an Omnipod, you might try with the Omnipod the same kind of thing that I do with my CGM. However it is quite a bit bulkier than a CGM sensor+transmitter, so YMMV. If you can consider switching to a standard insulin pump I know from personal experience that it can work.
u/CluckMcDuck · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Congrats! In the gymnastics world, your first rip is like a rite of passage. We're a little sick that way (ie: "ooh lets see! did it bleed?! oh wow, that's a great one" etc.)

You have 2 options. Let it completely heal the usual cut/scrape way, or let it heal enough to work on it- the gymnast way.

The usual cut/scrape way: use a vitamin e cream. keep a band-aid on it until it's completely healed. Avoid using the hand until it's healed.

The gymnast way: keep the wound open so it dries out during the day. Use a vitamin e cream at night/overnight (some of us go without). Keep letting it dry out. Use NewSkin on it before your next workout (this shit HURTS on a fresh rip and smells weirdly like bananas, but it's downright useful. fair warning.) Put a layer of tape over the hand (basically wrap once around the palm/back of hand). Do your workout. Wash hands after, rinse and repeat process. It will take a couple days, but the rip will heal/harden over just fine.

Suggestion for Vitamin E cream: https://www.amazon.com/HandEbalm-Conditioning-Ointment-Better-Value/dp/B00F3JF3CS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1469291296&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=gymnast+vitamin+e+cream#customerReviews

Suggestion for NewSkin: https://www.amazon.com/New-Skin-Liquid-Bandage-Antiseptic-Bottle/dp/B0017JOF86/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1469291694&sr=8-1&keywords=newskin

u/MrsSirLeAwesome · 2 pointsr/dexcom

So what I do is insert the sensor, cut four pieces (or however many) of the clear flexifix tape (I cut pieces that are about 3 and a half squares) to cover the white bandage, and then I cover the top of that with the skintac glue, let dry, and that typically keeps everything on for the 10 days, even with long hot showers, exercise, house cleaning etc. Sometimes I have to replace a bit of the tape, sometimes I add some more of the skintac to stick a corner down, but this works the best I've found. Those oval bandages are awful, they peel super quickly and get all stringy, I hate using them. I was using the oval bandages and then the clear flexifix stuff over that and then the glue, but it works just as well if not better with just the clear flexitape and then the glue.

Anyway, this is just what has worked best for me!



u/SirMontego · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

There's a product called Liquid Bandage. It is basically medical super glue that seals small wounds. The biggest difference between Liquid Bandage and super glue, that I've noticed, is that Liquid Bandage takes a few minutes to dry. And you paint it on, so it might be easier to apply than super glue.


u/-shifted- · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity


It's great stuff, and once it dries you can keep playing without it coming right off like a Tegaderm does. Just make sure its fully dry before you start up again. Blowing on it helps is dry faster. I spend a lot of time blowing on butts lol.

u/Crysalim · 22 pointsr/LifeProTips

Well you don't really want to use super glue. You want this.


New Skin is amazing. I consider it a less strengthful version of super glue with antiseptic properties. The small cuts I use it on heal SO much faster (and cleaner)

u/StekenDeluxe · 1 pointr/bjj

Humble white belt here, going more by recommendations I've heard/read than by personal experience.

> what exercises would you recommend people to do to make bjj training more accessible on a physical level?

The general consensus seems to be that the best preparation for BJJ is BJJ, if that makes sense.

So, ideally, you'd start attending BJJ as soon as possible - maybe there's a class today? tomorrow? this weekend? - and everything will flow from there if you keep showing up (and if you don't, it won't).

Come as you are, warts and all.

If you're uncomfortable with that, and absolutely insist on preparing in solitude beforehand, it seems the general consensus seems to be that your basic BJJ solo drills - bridging, shrimping, etc. - would help far more than any type of weightlifting exercise. There are plenty of good tutorials on YouTube.

> any tips on how to deal with mat burns? I don't want to be the weird guy that tries to wear socks...

So far I'm trying to just tough it out! My hope is that I'll develop callouses / welts / whatever-that-stuff-is-called-in-English sometime before the constant mat burn pain fucks up my sleeping patterns completely.

But hey, I also hear good things about New-Skin Liquid Bandage - you might wanna check into that.

> am I right in feeling that with adequate training previous to starting bjj my chances of sticking to it are better? I just feel like I was a drag to roll with because I lost breath so easily and felt guilty about it...

I honestly don't think so.

I think - and I apologise in advance if I'm being too forward or too presumptuous - this is a primarily a mental issue on your part.

Your pride is getting in the way of your development.

The feeling of embarrassing oneself, of making a fool of oneself, of having one's shortcomings stripped naked and revealed - all of this is extremely hurtful to one's pride.

If I had to guess, this, more than anything else, is what's currently holding you back.

I'd suggest trying to laugh about it. Laugh at your own incompetence, laugh at your own pride making a big deal out of this, laugh at the weirdness and utter silliness of this sport of ours.

I did so just the other day, when a pimple-faced little teenage lad tapped me out a dozen or so times in a row, all while looking positively distracted - I mean, he literally kept looking around the room, studying the other rolls while calmly tying me up like a pretzel, again and again and again. Others might have found this embarrassing - I found it both hilarious and highly informative.

Getting long-winded here, but finally, about the overweight thing: We have an overweight guy in our beginner's group - after warm-ups, you'll find him lying in a pool of sweat panting like he's having a heart attack. No one thinks any less of him for that - quite the opposite. Nothing but admiration to any and all who strive towards improvement.

TL;DR - If you want to do BJJ, do BJJ.

u/ThoR294 · 5 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

thanks /u/Shanisasha ;)

I am on Omnipod and I love it. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I STRONGLY recommend getting SkinTac. I was having issues with the pod not sticking the full duration, and my skin would get pissed off sometimes after removal. This stuff is the SHIT for my pods AND my CGM. Nothing ever just falls off, and it helps keep it on if I accidentally bump into things.

I used to fix cars and I used to get the pod ripped off when I would try to squeeze into places really tight to fix things. Skintac helped immensely.

They sell wipes, but they are $$$$ and I only recommend them for traveling because of that.

Let me know if you have any questions!

u/TsunamiBob · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I was wondering if New Skin could be used on fish. Apparently, it can be:


I've used Orabase (apparently the oral version of New Skin) on aphthous ulcers and it works best if the area is blotted dry as possible right before application. A styptic pencil, which you can find in the shaving section of pharmacies, may also staunch the flow of blood. I also use those on aphthous ulcers.

Columnaris is going to infect open wounds so getting it covered will help. It can't grow in >1% salt. Aquarium salt is just sodium chloride without any other ingredients. It's said that kosher salt is likely to be pure NaCl.

u/callmejay · 2 pointsr/EDC

Like this stuff or is there something better? NEW SKIN LIQUID BANDAGE BOTTLE .3 OZ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006GDBT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RgFJDb0263RHK

I've been meaning to get something like that for my bag.

u/nanhyh · 3 pointsr/surfing

Another way I found works is a waterproof bandage, its kind of like super glue. It hurts like a BITCH when you put it on and it hardens then stays for 5-7 days which usually can get it to heal. I think it may be something like this but it says pain free, which it definitely isn't. But the pain is totally worth it.

u/pfohl · 5 pointsr/Bass

I haven't had very good luck with rechargeable batteries. They don't seem to have the same power as the standard pollution-causing kind. It makes my bass sound kind of fuzzy.

This stuff is great for injured fingers as well.

u/puckingpinot · 1 pointr/diabetes

Definitely, if you have any questions with it let me know! They have swabs and a dabber/applier versions on Amazon depending on your preference!

u/emchacha · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

She's going to be putting on Skin Shield under her arms before wearing the dress. It's basically an invisible bandaid. I don't know how well it'll work but it's better than nothing!

New-Skin Liquid Bandage 1.0 FL OZ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017JOF86/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kKHLzbW8FEQ0A

u/jrfolker · 1 pointr/golf

I used this and two gloves for a few weeks when I had a blister on my right hand.


u/uid_0 · 3 pointsr/diabetes

Skin-Tac will take care of that for you.

u/mufasas_son · 1 pointr/diabetes

I personally use mastisol, https://www.amazon.com/Mastisol-Liquid-Adhesive-2-oz/dp/B00RR5XICS. It works wonders. Helps the thing stay on for a week without any problems

u/AngelOfLight · 2 pointsr/funny

These things used to drive me crazy. Now I just use a topical adhesive. Works like a charm.

u/roof01 · 1 pointr/golf

Just played 3 days of golf in Myrtle Beach over Labor Day w/e and liberally applied liquid bandaid to my fingers where I usually get blisters. Didn't get one.


u/quinnundine · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

if you have a sephora near you, you might be able to get a sample size of a higher end concealer there. Hard Candy is something you can find at walmart lol. anded liquid bandaid: http://www.amazon.com/New-Skin-Liquid-Bandage-Antiseptic-Bottle/dp/B0017JOF86

u/mike413 · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Like this? I haven't found it for years.

they had two kinds - the first was great, the second was bad.

I can only ever find this other stuff now by a different company. It's not that great.

Wait, what about this cool stuff for a non-intended use?

u/BrutalJones · 3 pointsr/bjj
  1. Make sure it's not a fungal infection of some kind. Does it itch?

  2. If not it's probably just mat burn or some other kind of abrasion. Use new skin on it so you're not bleeding on your training partners and so you don't get mat scum inside the open wound.
u/ThatDoesNotGoThere · 1 pointr/running

So I know I'm late to this conversation, but New Skin changed my running life. Hold the hair to the site paying on your new nipple shields, let them dry and then run nipple worry free!


u/stephenlc95 · 2 pointsr/dexcom

I would recommend liquid adhesive over any type of patch adhesive. All of the adhesive stays under the dexcom and doesn't attract any lint or dirt. I bought this bottle off amazon and it has lasted several years.


u/mlblount45 · 1 pointr/bjj

Put new skin over it works wonders New-Skin Liquid Bandage, 1 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017JOF86/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RVSIDbSJK3D57

u/rhinokitty · 1 pointr/Guitar

You can paint some liquid bandage on your fingertips until you build up callouses.

u/facklestix · 2 pointsr/DAE

"Liquid Bandage / New-Skin" is quite common in the restaurant industry, especially in the kitchen.

u/professor_doom · 2 pointsr/FargoTV

Here's a little more info on supergluing cuts.

And yeah, Liquid Skin is over the counter. You can even buy it on Amazon.

u/mattrbchi · 1 pointr/popping

Get these things Add the Hypafix over the duct tape using the liquid bandage as a hold. Reapply Hypafix every few days until day 6.

u/AstroPHX · 5 pointsr/diabetes_t1

SkinTac also comes in a bulk bottle that lasts for a long time. I think we’re going on 8 years.

(Edit: fix link format)

u/edallme · 3 pointsr/diabetes_t1

Do you use an adhesive barrier such as Skin Tac?

u/jellyrollo · 8 pointsr/LosAngeles

This works for me, but I use liquid bandage. It's essentially nail polish but formulated to be used for first aid. Not sure nail polish is meant to be used on open wounds.

u/TazzzTM · 5 pointsr/Blackfellas

I been stopped wearing the white man's band-aids ever since I got a box of these. And if you're really tough you can use this without squirming.

u/Ktmdude613 · 1 pointr/diabetes

My son uses enlite sensors and we will swab the location of the sensor with Skin-Prep. It is a swab, similar to an alcohol swab, made by Smith & Nephew. You just swab with alcohol and then swab with Skin-Prep, let it dry and apply the sensor. My son has sensitive skin and he has no problems with this method. A box of it can be bought on amazon.

Skin Prep

u/kill-69 · 9 pointsr/CampingGear

https://www.amazon.com/Mastisol-Medical-Liquid-Adhesive-Vials/dp/B006TKM2JC?th=1 the medical stuff is only $3.5 a vial


Edit: this is the totally wrong stuff to get. you want dermabond or exofin or octyseal.

u/notawildflower · 4 pointsr/HumansBeingBros

They suck so much because your pain receptors are exposed without anything to coat and protect them (like blood does for deeper cuts). Putting any sort of ointment on them will almost fully get rid of the pain if you manage to keep it coated, and getting some liquid bandage (Amazon product linked) will protect it from any air or anything else touching the pain receptors and completely remove the pain.