Talk:Adhesive bandage

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Why no black bandaids?

Question: In avoiding a American centric perspective has this moved into the realms of a british centric perspective, odd irrelevence, or am I insane. I know that personally I have heard bandages called all manner of things but never a sticking plaster...-- 05:38, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Usually in the UK at least they are called "plasters", but "sticking plaster" helps differentiate from things like plaster of paris.

Article name[edit]

I would like to move this article from Sticking plaster to Adhesive bandage. Basis: google test:

Results 1 - 10 of about 165,000 for "adhesive bandage"
Results 1 - 10 of about 107,000 for "sticking plaster"

--Serge 18:50, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Seconded 01:52, 1 February 2007 (UTC)


When was the first kinds invented? The Band-Aid article says that it was invented in 1920, but is that to say that the Band-Aid brand was the first of its kind? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Go to (talk) 15:07, 5 April 2007 (UTC).

Vetrap does not belong here[edit]

Vetrap redirects to this page, and it is listed as one of the examples. But Vet Wrap is not an adhesive bandage, but a self-adhering bandage. It does not stick to things ('adhesive'), but rather sticks only to itself and not to other things. Thus it can be used to wrap an animal's legs and will stay in place, but does not stick to their hair. T-bonham 08:59, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Bandaid was the first bandage, go to the website to see more. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:30, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't think a company's advertising is a trustworthy source. FreeFull (talk) 14:01, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Plaster in a Can[edit]

I think a mention about Spray Plaster should be added to this article.