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Best OTC Choices in Liquid Bandages

For minor cuts, consider using a liquid bandage — sometimes known as liquid adhesive — to close the wound and help stop bleeding. The seal is waterproof, but the liquid can sting a little when applied and is not suitable for more serious cuts such as lacerations.

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Active Ingredients
Important Points
3M Cavilon No-Sting Barrier Film Acrylate terpolymer Polyphenylmethylsiloxane copolymer
  • Waterproof
  • Protects injured skin
  • Fas-drying
Curad FlexSeal Spray Bandage N/A
  • Water-resistant
  • Transparent
  • Protects wounds
Dermabond Advanced Topical Skin Adhesive N/A
  • To hold closed skin edges of wounds
  • To be used with stitches
Hansaplast Spray Plaster Acrylic polymer Polyurethane polymer
  • Transparent
  • Waterproof
  • Protects wounds
New-Skin Liquid Bandage Benzethonium chloride
  • Waterproof
  • Covers and protects wounds
  • Can apply 1-3 times a day
  • Flammable
Nexcare No-Sting Liquid Bandage Acrylate terpolymer Polyphenylmethylsiloxane copolymer
  • Waterproof
  • Protects wounds
  • Dries in 30 seconds
Nexcare Skin Crack Care Silicone acrylate polymer Tea tree oil
  • Fast-drying
  • No sting
  • Waterproof
Soluver Plus Liquid Bandage Salicylic acid
  • Treats warts
  • Takes 5 minutes to dry
  • Used once or twice a day
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