Tegaderm is a brand of transparent film dressings made by 3M. These wound dressings are ideal for minor burns, scrapes, and incisions. Tegaderm can also be used to cover IV sites and secure feeding tubes.
Yes, Tegaderm dressings create a waterproof barrier over the skin. The clear film blocks out dirt and contaminants, helping to prevent infection. These dressings are designed to stay on while showering, bathing, and during water activities.
Tegaderm is made from a flexible material that blocks moisture out while allowing oxygen in so the skin can breathe. These dressings conform to areas like fingers, toes, heels, and more. The transparent design allows you to monitor the condition of your wound without having to remove the bandage. Some Tegaderm dressings have a frame around the edge that is removed once the dressing has been applied. The frame makes it easy to place the dressing in the correct spot. It also reduces the risk of the dressing sticking to gloves. A Tegaderm dressing can be worn for up to one week, making it more cost-effective than having to change bandages daily. Tegaderm bandages are sterile, latex free, and hypoallergenic.