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I am an 80 yr old woman taking eliquist,, I removed a

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I am an 80 yr old woman taking eliquist,, I removed a bandage from my arm today and the bandage actually pulled off skin causing a gap in the skin and bleeding. The bandage was a 'tough strip" and didn't come off easily. The bleeding appears to have stopped but I need to cover the wound and put some type of bandage and Neosporin over it. What type of bandage would be easiest to pull off without causing further damage?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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You will need to get hydrogel or colloidal type bandage material which does not stick to the skin.

Also apply neosporin liberally along with petrolatu jelly to prevent the bandage from sticking.
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