Best OTC Drugs 2024

Best OTC Choices in Bandages, Covers and Gauze

Covering a break in the skin helps to control bleeding from a cut, burn or bite, as well as, protect against infection. Here are Money’s picks for the best bandages, covers and gauze.

The selections were chosen by, using a methodology that combines expert assessment with analysis of online reviews, ratings and other customer data.

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Active Ingredients
Important Points
3M N/A
  • Fabric self-adhesive bandages, dressings, bandages
Band-Aid Brand N/A
  • Gauze and bandages
  • Waterproof options
  • Various sizes available
Curad N/A
  • Silicone bandages available for less pain
  • Variety of sizes
  • Touch-free options
  • Waterproof options
Curity N/A
  • Gauze, bandages
  • Various sizes
Dynarex N/A
  • Self-adhesive bangages, gauze, and bandages
  • Various sizes
Hansaplast N/A
  • Gauze and bandages
  • Various sizes available
  • Water-resistant options
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross First Aid Kit N/A
  • Contains bandages, gauze and wipes
Medline N/A
  • Dressings
  • Options for advanced wound care
Nexcare N/A
  • Adhesive gauze pads, dressings, and bandages
  • Waterproof options
  • Various sizes available
Smith & Nephew Opsite N/A
  • Dressings
No results match.

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