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What is a wet dressing?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Wet dressings, also known as wet wrapping or wet bandages, are most often used on children who simply can't stop scratching. After a bath and the application of medication and moisturizers, you can dip bandages or gauze into lukewarm water and wrap the affected areas. On top of the wet layer, apply a layer of dry bandages. Remove both when the wet layer is dry.

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