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Liquid bandage

Liquid bandage is a topical skin treatment for minor cuts and sores that is sold by several companies. The products are mixtures of chemicals which create a polymeric layer which binds to the skin. Ingredients to a liquid bandage typically include pyroxylin and 8-Hydroxyquinoline, dissolved in alcohol. Some brands also include an antiseptic ingredient although the alcohol and other ingredients may serve the same purpose. Liquid bandage has also been used to treat skin tags, [1].

Nexcare brand liquid bandage contains Hexamethyldisiloxane, isooctane, acrylate terpolymer, and polyphenylmethylsiloxane.[2]

The primary ingredient of some brands, including the Band-Aid brand, is a form of cyanoacrylate, better known as "super glue".

Recent Developments

A novel type of liquid bandage would incorporate amino acids to form peptide links directly with the skin.[3] This product has potential to reduce bleeding during and after surgery.


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  2. ^ Nexcare No Sting Liquid Bandage Spray bottle.
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