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Compound Benzoin Tincture U.S.P. Swabsticks - - Box of 50

from PDI
4.4 out of 5 stars 101 customer reviews
| 9 answered questions
About the Product
  • Reduces skin irritation for patients with frequent dressing changes
  • Excellent for use in post-op wound dressing
  • Contains Compound Benzoin Tincture USP containing 77%% alcohol
  • 1 Swabstick per package

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Product Description

Package Quantity: 50

Compound Benzoin Tincture Swabsticks The Tincture of Benzoin is an antiseptic preparation which protects the skin from adhesive or harsh body fluids. Reduces skin irritation for patients with frequent dressing changes and forms a protective film on the skin. Excellent for use in post-op wound dressing Ideal for hyperalimentation dressing kits. Each packette contains 1 swabstick. 77%% Alcohol.

Product Details

Package Quantity: 50
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002GXAZO0
  • UPC: 033586840951
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,005 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)

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The trouble with any kind of adhesive bandage is they don't always stick, even after you clean the area. After you do the best you can, take one of these PDI Compound Tincture of Benzoin "swabstick" (big Q-tip) and apply to the area where the adhesive will be and this will aid said adhesive to bond to the skin. The PDI Compound Tincture of Benzoin is a "MUST" when useing "Steri-Strips".Compound Benzoin Tincture U.S.P. Swabsticks - - Box of 50
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Compound Tincture of Benzoin is very useful for gardeners and cooks like me, who always get cuts from slipping saws and knives. The stickiness can hold the wound together and also keep the dressing or Steri-Strips from peeling off. The tincture of Benzoin is a solution in alcohol (77%) and acts as a local antiseptic. The alcohol also makes it sting for a couple of seconds when you swab it on a wound.

Remember that tincture of benzoin is a resin from the Styrax tree. If you drip it on a floor or counter, it adheres like a lacquer. After trying to scrub it off, I used a putty knife to scrape it off with success. This is wonderful stuff, just use it carefully.
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These individually packaged items work great... Their major problem is the foil packaging. It can puncture or tear easily and leak adhesive... Keep these things sealed and separated from other items in your rig.
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I keep some of these in my first-aid kit (I am very accident prone). Just recently I cut myself very badly on a piece of sheet metal while assembling a toolbox. I figured I could either try and close it up myself, or head over to the ER for a couple stitches. I decided to save the $250 co-pay and used Steri-Strips in conjunction with Tincture of Benzoin. Despite being on a finger that was not immobilized, the Steri-Strips did a fine job of holding the wound closed until it healed enough to use a regular bandage on it. They worked exactly the same as they did when I've had them applied to me to close surgical wounds in the hospital.

In conjunction with Steri-Strips this is a great product and worked exactly how I expected it to.

Some things to keep in mind:

As others have mentioned, it will stain anything it touches iodine-red
It has a strong odor (although I really like the smell)
Steri-Strips are not waterproof
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I am using the Compound Benzoin Tincture swabsticks to secure an ostomy pouch to my abdomen. They have provided secure adhesion while protecting my skin. They have succeeded where conventional ostomy adhesives have not provided secure adhesion. I recommend this product to those who may have similar issues.
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I liked this product for keeping Steri-Strips 3M in place. Though the strips have adhesive, they come un-stuck while washing the incision or using scar reducing products, anti-infection creams or perspiring.
I didn't particulary like the smell of them which I thought smelled like Iodine or Betadine. Also, the swab solution swabs drip down to your fingers and get them sticky! They can also stain clothing or carpet. Also, use old (clean) sissors because they coat the sissor blades with the sticky stuff and you'll have to scrub them after opening each swab stick...which isn't easy! They stain the skin but it does wash off.
They DO keep the Steri-Strips and paper tape stuck and did not cause an irritant to the incisions I have.
If you're having surgery and know you'll be wanting to use products to keep the incisions from scarring, buy this BEFORE surgery so you'll have them handy, as well as lots of gauze rolls and gauze squares and tape.
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I purchased this product primarily to improve the adherence of dressings and tape to the body. It works really great, but... WATCH OUT where you use it. Product was used on the heel of a foot to protect the removal site of a huge callous. The dressings were continually coming off due to the moisture inside the shoe and the movement of the foot. After prepping the site, the dressing and tape were so securely attached that I actually tore the skin trying to remove it. BE gentle.
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I had bought this by after reading other peoples reviews on how to keep rock tape and kinesio taping on longer. i was troubleshooting to find solutions this one is it works great!
not to mention it works great in first aid kits for stitches care and steristrips .
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