ADAPTIC Non-Adhering Dressing Review
First let me preface this post by saying that I am not and have not ever been a medical professional. All information contained in this post is my opinion and should NOT be mistaken or considered professional medical advice. If you need professional medical advice, please speak to doctor. Please check with your own doctor before using any medical equipment.
So once again I have found myself at the doctor working on some open wounds. Nothing serious thankfully, but enough that I needed to have them dressed and keep them dressed quite often for the next week or so. I went to a new doctor this time and I am VERY happy that I did because this doctor introduced me to some fantastic products that preppers should certainly be aware of and have in their prepper tool kit.
One of the products is called ADAPTIC from Johnson and Johnson. ADAPTIC is a non-adhering dressing cover. This means that it doesn’t stick to the skin or the wounds. It is also thin enough to allow the fluids to pass through it and into the standard gauze and dressing above it. Anyone that has had to change the dressing on wounds knows how bad it can hurt if the dressing is stuck in clotted blood. It can also aggravate the wound when you remove it because it pulls the clotting material out of the wound again.
I have been using the ADAPTIC for the past week and I am ordering some TODAY. The biggest drawback is the price. The cheapest I have found ADAPTIC is a box of 50 swatches that are 3×3 for about $22 not counting shipping at Amazon HERE. I have not yet verified that it can be purchased without a permit or license. I will report back here when I check on that.
Upon removing the dressing the LAST time I needed to do so it was extremely painful and I bled quite a bit for a while afterwards. It took over 20 minutes to remove the dressing after soaking it in water and Epson salts to loosen it. With the ADAPTIC solution I was able to remove my entire dressing with NO PAIN and NO BLEEDING in less than a minute. I am SOLD on this product.
Do yourselves a favor and ask your doctor about it.