Adhesive Bandage (S/F-JWCC)

Adhesive bandages, often just called bandages (or “plasters” in Britain), are a type of small medical dressing which adheres to the skin around a wound. This deters opportunistic pathogens from infecting the wound, keeps dirt and dust out, and absorbs small amounts of blood into a cloth patch. Some varieties have antiseptic properties. After the bleeding has stopped, a bandage will protect the scab from friction and re-injury.