1: Tubifast 2-Way Stretch bandage is a lightweight conforming stockinette which can be used for wet or dry wrapping, dressing retention or as an undercast stockinette. To apply a Tubifast 2-Way Stretch bandage all that is needed is a pair of scissors and a pair of hands. Simply cut off the required length.
2: Stretch the piece of Tubifast 2-Way Stretch bandage over the hands and over the affected limb if securing a dressing. If limb coverage is required the Tubifast 2-Way Stretch bandage is simply pulled or rolled on as a stocking.
3: The Tubifast 2-Way Stretch bandage covers the dressing/limb and gives it a light, even, non–constricting pressure. It may be applied in a double layer especially over joints for extra security, or the edges may be tucked under. Either way it stays in place and is quick, easy, comfy and non-constricting.
New Tubifast 2-Way Stretch is the world’s first and only lightweight elasticated tubular bandage with radial and longitudinal stretch. This unique mode of action allows patients complete freedom of movement, with added comfort. Ideal for dressing retention and skin covering for any part of the body. It can also be used for patch wrapping and as an under-cast stockinette.
Tubifast 2-Way Stretch holds dressings securely in place without the need for tapes, pins or ties. It is quick and easy to use, with less risk of fraying than traditional tubular bandages. Because of its tubular construction, Tubifast 2-Way Stretch is particularly suitable for holding dressings in place on difficult areas such as stumps of amputee patients.
Use Within Wrapping
Wet wrapping is a therapy used in the treatment of atopic eczema, and involves the use of an emollient under retention bandaging. An emollient (such as Epaderm Ointment which is designed for use in wet wrapping) is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a damp layer of Tubifast Bandage. Working together, the emollient and the damp layer keep the skin hydrated and moist, and help reduce inflammation. The damp Tubifast Garment also acts as a retaining layer, ensuring that the emollient stays in contact with the skin. The damp layer also cools and soothes the skin and helps to reduce the itch. A second, dry layer is then applied, which keeps the patient’s clothing dry and prevents further scratching from aggravating the skin and causing potential injury.
Dry wrapping is a similar process to wet wrapping. An emollient (such as Epaderm Ointment which is designed for use in dry wrapping) is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a single, dry layer of Tubifast Bandage.
Fibre content: VISCOSE, NYLON and ELASTANE.
1 IMS Marketing Data, July 2003
2 Cork MJ, Complete Emollient Therapy. The National Association of Fundholding Practices Official Yearbook. BPC Waterlow, Dunstable 1998: 159-168
If you are concerned about your condition, or your condition worsens, discontinue use and consult your healthcare professional.
As the bandage edges are not seamed, please hand wash to avoid fraying. If using the bandages with Epaderm (or a similar emollient), to remove the emollient from the bandages, place into hot water to soak, then hand wash in warm water (40 degrees). Air dry.
Tubifast garments and bandages are suppose to last for approximately 10-15 washes.
It is recommended that Tubifast Bandages are sized according to dimension. See table below.
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Posted by garry hills on 17th Feb 2017
excellent product, what we required
Posted by garry hills on 9th Dec 2016
excellent product was what we required
Posted by anita healy on 11th Nov 2016
We use for wet wrapping. Easy to use, effective and affordable. My son (3yo) tolerates it very well an has done since he was a baby - we call the green stripe his ninja stripes for childcare.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Sep 2016
Product arrived within days and as good as expected.
Posted by Helen L on 15th Sep 2016
I ordered these Tubifast bandages for my daughter during a particularly bad eczema flare-up and have found them to be a great product. Easy to snip off to the size needed (leg/knee and elbow in this case), easy to put on and definitely helps to prevent scratching during the night (they have also gone through the wash with no problems). I also received with my order (which was delivered very quickly), a tube of eczema psoriasis cream and some great literature on eczema/wet-wrapping. Unexpected but very appreciated! Thank you The Allergy Shop!
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jul 2016
This has helped my little man with his eczema it is soft and great and easy to use
Posted by Kelly on 24th Feb 2016
After having no success purchasing tubifast at local chemists I found it online at 'The Allergy Shop' - great product & highly recommended!!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Apr 2015
I love these bandages! They have made such a difference to my daughter's treatment plan, and to our family's ability to travel in the car. Fantastic product!
Posted by Liz on 16th Dec 2014
These save sooooo much time when doing wet dressings, there's no loose ends, bits falling out, and they don't annoy kids while they are playing and going about daily activities, and best off all they stay on at night time, so you don't have to worry about all that hard work un ravelling, and them scratching at night.
Posted by Marlinda on 20th Oct 2014
Tubifast is easy to use & a cheaper alternative to using individual bandages for wet dressings. More comfortable & allow free movement. Highly recommended
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