Thursday, June 24 2004

…sticks where it’s supposed to…

Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, that one had recently had an unpleasant encounter with some pavement. And, purely for the sake of argument, let’s say that the clothing one was wearing mostly protected one’s body from being damaged by this encounter, but allowed a relatively small patch of skin to be, in the vernacular, “rubbed raw.”

What over-the counter remedies would one find best suited to dealing with this situation? My list (which isn’t at all hypothetical, more’s the pity):

  • Bayer aspirin
  • Bactine Pain Relieving Cleansing Wipes
  • Nexcare Non-Stick Pads (which, I’m pleased to report, do not, in fact, stick)
  • Nexcare Micropore Paper First Aid Tape (which sticks to hairy arms without subsequently removing said hair)
  • Band-Aid Hurt-Free Cleansing & Infection Protection Foam (which penetrates more deeply than the wipes)

First-aid products might not be a sexy market, but they’ve improved a lot since I last fell off of a two-wheeled vehicle, sometime in the early Seventies.