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[2019-08-17: I learned today this was already baked in at least one bandage variety.
See my anno for details.]
You know Band-Aids, and similar products of different brands? You know how when you
peel them off, they can hurt due to still being adhered to your skin/hair? You know
You know how you can take them off the wall without damaging the
paint, even though they stick really well until then? Combine the two!
Command Strips video for anyone who doesn't know them
These particular ones are 2-part with Velcro in the middle. For this idea, it would just be a single side of Command adhesive directly on the bandage. [notexactly, Mar 21 2017]
||For anybody who's about to say "pulling to release the
Command adhesive will pull your wound open": Not if
you follow the recommended removal procedure. First,
pull one side of the bandage to begin stretching and
releasing. As that side finally releases its last hold, right
at the bandage pad, the pull will be acting on the other
side of the bandage, pulling the wound shut. Continue
pulling from the same end to release the other side of
||[Edit 2019-08-17: The above assumes that the wound pad
of the bandage has not stuck to the wound.]
||While I'm pretty sure I've never heard the wall scream, I'd
bet this would still involve quite a bit of pain. Like much
||If the command is of a field of nano cat claws.
||Tiny enough to grip but not hurt.
||Turns out this is baked, and has been since 2010 or earlier!
||This morning I had occasion to pull out some Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister Cushions
for Fingers and Toes from the drawer. (I needed to use them on my leg, but that was all
I had.) In the box was an instruction sheet with a copyright date of 2010, and it said to
remove the bandages from one's skin in this manner: by pulling one end along the axis of
the bandage, while holding the other end in place, to stretch the bandage lengthwise.
This is exactly how Command Strips are removed. I tried it when it I needed to remove
them, and it worked great! However, it did rip the blisters open somewhat, due to those
particular bandages being adhesive all over, without a pad in the middle, but they were
ready to be opened, so it was good.
||However, I do not know of regular (non-blister) adhesive bandages that implement this