This hack expert is back to teach people how to put the Band-Aids on their cuts and wounds the right way.
First-aid tips, tricks and hacks are pretty popular on social media and, at times, come in handy too. Whether it is about treating minute injuries or having some knowledge about health-related issues to stay alert when it's necessary, TikTok creators always come up with innovative solutions. However, according to Jordan Howlett—who goes by @jordan_the_stallion8 on TikTok—popularly known as a hack expert to the TikTok audience, we might be applying the Band-Aids on our skin the wrong way.
In one of his videos, he starts by explaining that if you have a cut on your finger or toe, then the Band-Aid is meant to be applied in a specific way, which most people don't know about. What people usually do is start by placing the white medicated part of the bandage on their cuts and wrap the adhesive sides around the finger or toe, making a tube-like shape. “Well, it works temporarily until the sweat starts affecting the adhesive and then eventually, it’ll fall right off your finger,” Howlett says while demonstrating the bandage he had applied to show how easily it gets off his skin.
“You’re supposed to put it on a different way,” Howlett continues. He then instructs the viewers to leave the adhesive-protecting paper on the bandage and then grab a pair of scissors to cut a line down the middle on both sides. Then, he tells people how to apply the white part to the injured area. We are meant to fold the top part of the bandage down an angle, form a V shape and then repeat it with the bottom parts. This method ensures that the Band-Aid will stay on way longer on our cuts and bruises and there won't be any risk of them falling off due to coming in contact with sweat or water.
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“This also works with the toe cuts as well. Have fun,” Howlett adds in the end. The video has raked up more than 2 million views and sparked a debate among TikTok users. However, not many people were impressed by this hack and had a lot of questions in their minds about the way an adhesive bandage is made and the purpose it serves. @iamthelegenddd corrected, "We've been calling them band-aids when it's actually an adhesive medical strip. Band-Aid is the brand." @richierich wrote, "If they wanted you to do it like that, they would just make it like that. We were not doing it wrong, this is just a different way to do it."
@doesitlooklikeicare__0 added, "Or maybe it’s just because you are supposed to change them every day? You need to let the cut get some air by removing the bandage before you apply a new one the next day." Well, Howlett might have demonstrated only one thing that might come in handy when you get a cut or minor bruise, but here is yet another person on TikTok who is fully prepared to deal with anything or everything when it comes to an emergency.
A woman who goes by @perkyprepper on TikTok has shared a video on carrying an emergency "get home" bag in her car all the time. She lists out the items she carries in her car at all times for on-the-road emergencies. "This is my 'get home' bag I keep in my car in case of emergency on the road," she can be heard saying during the video and listing out the various items she carries in her bag. She has 48 hours' worth of food so she can hold out until rescuers can get to her in an emergency.
"A change of shoes and clothes including a hat, a blanket, flashlight, key warming tools, as well as fire starting tools are all inside," she continues in her video while pulling out the products from her bag. "As well as water purification tablets, food for 48 hours and a water bottle. First Aid Kit with Advil, basic one-on-one first aid items, a change of contacts, wipes, etc. A phone charger and power cord and that's everything in case I needed to get home."