Is there a way to make or get Band-Aid tape? I want a skin-applicable adhesive that works without the absorbent patch on it. Is there another similar tape or a way to get this kind of sticky adhesive without cutting up a dozen band-aids?

  • Do you mean something other than standard first aid tape?
    – TIO Begs
    Commented Apr 9, 2015 at 15:08
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    @Geobits Yeah, that is nowhere near as adhesive as band-aid tape and doesn't hold to the skin as long. Band-aid tape is perfect, i just need more than tiny bits.
    – leigero
    Commented Apr 9, 2015 at 15:09
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    You may want to ask on our up-and-coming health site since there is a fair deal of first-aid-related questions and they would most likely know what "tape" would be most analogous to the Band-Aid-like material. Commented Apr 9, 2015 at 18:23

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There are several types of porous medical and surgical tapes on the market. Band-Aids are made of different materials like latex or fabric, so I'm not sure which kind you are looking for. Most of the major brands sell something. A good medical supply store or drug store will have some choices.

Here are a couple of manufacturers. You can explore their offerings to get a better idea of what you want.

3M, Johnson & Johnson


Leucoplast - comes in rolls in two different widths. Sticks well, no padding anywhere, just a roll of tape, and can be cut to whatever size and shape you want. Alternatively, ordinary zinc oxide plaster tape comes similarly on a roll, no padding, but often doesn't stick so well, particularly if you're cutting very small pieces to use.


I personally hate bandaid material, but here are possibly some alternatives:

  • Scotch Tape. This is a mild tape, that has good adhesive qualities when not in greasy, wet or similar environments. This should not make your skin irritated.

  • Painters or similar tape also works. This tape has better adhesive than scotch and bandaid materials. Also, faces better in greasy, and wet environment.

Other methods

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