AG - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
These are probably the reason my finger didn’t get continue to get infected and lose a nail/need medical attention. Here’s a detailed account of my experience — I had a hangnail on my dominant index finger that I stupidly ripped off, and unfortunately that finger ends up in my 1.5 year old rescue dog’s mouth a lot for various reasons. The skin on the edge of my nailbed where the hangnail once was filled with pus, so before I got these I cleaned it with alcohol drained what I could, cleaned it again, and applied some Neosporin with a regular bandaid overnight. By morning it looked a little better but since fingers literally touch everything, I knew I needed something else if I wanted it to stay that way. Enter these hydro seal hydrocolloid bandaids. Hydrocolloid patches are amazing for healing zits, which are technically open wounds, so I had a feeling this would work well for my small finger wound. After reading a lot of reviews to get an idea about the product’s use and effectiveness, I bought these and I’m so glad I did! Because I was using around my fingernail, it was tough to fit it well and I ended up pressing the edges together over the top of my finger and then using cuticle scissors to cut around the sealed edges it so there weren’t awkward corners. It held very well for the most part, but because I cut around the top, I think that made it easier to separate from itself. However, I found it easy to pinch the edges back together and my finger began to heal nicely! I wish I remembered to take a p icture after applying. I wore one for 24 hours and another for 48-60 hours. When I removed the 2nd one, the thin top layer of skin that remained over where the pus had been came off but the skin has healed well and a week later my nailbed is almost fully intact again. I doubt many people need these for the same reason I did, but it would be really awesome if there were fingertip versions of these.