The greatest danger to an open wound is infection. It is imperative to keep contusions clean and protected as they heal. Maintaining a clean dressing on the injury is the best solution in preventing infection.
Unfortunately, it is not always a bulletproof plan. Dirt and bacteria can still find their way underneath a bandage and into the defenseless wound. If the wound is on a part of the body that is especially exposed to the elements, the risk of infection is compounded.
Your foot is one such area that is uncommonly susceptible to infection. Since it is the part of your body that touches the ground, dirt and grime are a constant factor. It is also difficult to keep a bandage in its proper place on the foot. The friction caused by walking easily overcomes the fragile bond between the adhesive and the skin. The only way to completely prevent bacteria from contact to your feet is to keep them off the ground. For most people this solution is far from practical.
Tape Relief is the best fix for this podiatric problem. Tape Relief is applied to the skin as a lotion. When it dries it creates a barrier in the area around a wound between the skin and outside elements. By applying TapeRelief liberally around the wound area, a patient can prevent many contaminants and potential infection from getting closer and into the vulnerable wound.
This barrier also creates a better bond with the bandage adhesive than the adhesive does with bare skin. The bandage will be stronger against friction caused by walking and other movement and the improved bonds will be more effective in blocking infection causing bacteria.
Lastly, TapeRelief’s natural ingredients will soothe the underlying skin while it heals.