Elastic Adhesive Bandages (EAB) are multifunctional, self-securing first aid bandages. They can be used to create and apply localised pressure to soft tissue injuries such as wrist or ankle sprains, muscle sprains, swollen limbs or bruising. Elastic adhesive bandages apply even and stable pressure to the injured area, preventing fluid from gathering at the injury site, which in turn reduces swelling.
In sports, EAB tapes are used to wrap soft tissue injuries or weak joints to help provide compression and support to the area. The self-securing bandage is painless and hassle-free to remove, as it does not stick to skin or hairs.
In first aid, elastic adhesive bandages are used as part of RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation. By combining rest and elevation with compression, the elastic adhesive bandage can help to control swelling and ease pain following a joint of muscle injury. Alternatively, this type of bandage can be used to hold dressings and bandages in place, helping to stem bleeding by applying localised pressure to the wound.
Our elastic adhesive bandages are incredibly soft and stretchy, allowing you to apply the correct level of support and compression to the injury. This versatile and multifunctional bandage is essential in every first aid kit.
- 4.5m x 5cm Elastic Adhesive Bandage
- Extremely soft and stretchable
- Multi-purpose first aid bandage
- Applies localised and even compression to joint and muscle injuries
- Reduces swelling and pain
- Secures dressing and other bandages
- Please refer to packaging before use
To help give a better stick, prepare the skin before applying the elastic adhesive tape
- Thoroughly wash the affected area, ensuring to remove any trace of creams or moisturises.
- Pat dry the area, making sure all moisture is removed
- Carefully cut the desired amount of EAB tape
- Sticking the adhesive side to the skin, wrap the elastic tape around the injured joint
- To apply more compression, stretch the tape as you apply it (Take care not to apply too tightly, and check for signs of constriction after application, e.g. Discolouration)