Crepe bandages are elastic bandages used in many medical conditions. They are kept in first aid boxes with other medicines and dressings.
They are available in two types:
- Medium Weight: This type is suitable for a type of dressing that withholds light compression and reduces the swelling.
- Heavy Weight: This of type is appropriate for a dressing that requires moderate compression and support.
The Crepe bandages are made-up of the best fabric and are known for its light weight and elasticity.
- They are stretchable as they are elastic in nature.
- They offer great support, insulation in many medical conditions.
- They are fit for the use of ankle and wrist injuries, knee pains and also for elbow and arms.
- As they expand they build a localized pressure near the injury and relieve the pain.
- Commonly they are used to treat muscle strains and sprains by reducing the flow of blood in that specific area by applying constant pressure and further limiting the swelling to an extent.
Crepe bandages are available in various pack sizes such as 5cmx 1.6m, 7.5cmx1.6m, 10cmx1.6m for medium weight crepe bandages and 5cmx2.3m, 7.5cmx2.3m, and 10×2.3m for heavyweight crepe bandages. The roll bandages are also available in these sizes from 5cmx4m to 15cmx4m.
Contents in the package:
These crepe bandages have two metal clips as hook closure for the bandage and deliver the required support and pressure.
Crepe bandages are made up of 60% of cotton along with 40% polyester and hence can be washed and reused an ample number of times. They are completely odor resistant.
Price of crepe bandages depends upon its size and material.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Can we wear crepe bandage at night?
Ans: One needs to remove the crepe bandage before going to sleep and keep the injured or sprained area raised or elevated on a pillow to avoid swelling.
2. How tight should a compression bandage be?
Ans: The bandage should be wrapped snugly and should not be too tight so as to avoid the cutoff of blood circulation. If in case the bandage is too tight, then the area around it may turn purplish or blue or there may be numbness at the site after which it is recommended that the bandage should be loosened.
3. Can you wash the crepe bandage?
Ans: Yes, the crepe bandages can be washed. The bandage should be rinsed in lukewarm water by hand. You should not scrub the bandage as it can last longer if not done so. Dry the bandage on a clean surface and after it has dried completely roll it as it is then ready for the next use.
4. How long the compression bandages should be left on?
Ans: Usually it is recommended that the bandages cannot be changed before 48 to 72 hours. After that, it can be left on for a week and sometimes for comfort purposes it can be changed twice weekly.