A member asked:

I keep buying super heavy duty water proof band aids because i'm so scared of germs, but are regular band aids good enough to protect cuts?

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Dr. Clarence Grim answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Scared of germs: My guess is that regular is better as more air may get to cut. Being scared of germs is a worry as you cannot avoid them and many are good germs. The most extreme case I have seen was a PHD who put all of his mail under a sterilizing UV lamp for at least a day before opening. Mans never used a door handl. Only fruit he would ear was a banana he would peel himself.

Answered 12/9/2015

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Ans: Regular band aids are fine. The band aide serves to protect the injured area that is all but it is also good for air to get to the injury for healing so don't trap the air from entering with your super band aide

Answered 12/10/2015

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