Medicated bandages require a 48 hour patch test.
- Zinc paste bandage is used for leg ulcers and can be left on for up to a week.
- Zinc paste and ichthammol bandage is used in chronic lichenified skin conditions such as chronic eczema.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when applying medicated bandages to prevent constriction of the blood flow.
If a preservative-free brand is required, Zipzoc® is available.