Why Switch to Using Natural Band-Aids?

17 November 2020
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Active kids can have a lot of minor accidents. They get scrapes, bumps and cuts, and you probably keep a supply of band-aids at home to deal with these problems.

Regular band-aids are not your only option, however. It might be better to switch to using natural products. What are the advantages of doing this?

Natural Band-Aids Are Kinder on the Skin

Regular band-aids can cause problems for people with allergies. These plasters often contain substances like latex. If one of your kids is allergic to latex or any other ingredient used in the plaster and its adhesive, then you won't want to use a regular band-aid on their skin.

Even if your child has a mild allergy, the band-aid could make them break out in a rash and make their skin itch. More serious reactions to substances like latex could include life-threatening problems like anaphylactic shock.

Bear in mind that you don't have to have a specific allergy to find band-aids hard to wear. If one of your kids has sensitive skin, then the plaster might make their skin red and sore.

They may get hives around the edges of the band-aid. They'll bear the mark of the adhesive on their skin even after the band-aid has done its job and their cut or scrape is healed.

Natural band-aids only contain natural substances such as bamboo. They are typically hypoallergenic, so they won't contain substances like latex that could trigger an adverse reaction.

As well as being safer for allergy sufferers, they are simply kinder on the skin. They'll help a minor wound heal without leaving any adverse side effects.

Natural Band-Aids Are Better for the Environment

Even if your kids can wear band-aids without any allergy or skin problems, these products have environmental downsides. Most don't biodegrade. Even products made from natural rubbers, like latex, will take an extremely long time to break down in landfill.

If you're trying to live a greener lifestyle, then buying natural band-aids helps. If you buy zero-waste products, then use plasters that are biodegradable. Some are also compostable.

Their packaging should also be more environmentally friendly than regular products. So, you don't have to worry about how this will affect the environment either.

To learn more about the benefits of natural band-aids and related products such as natural bandages, reach out to local stores or suppliers that stock natural health care products.