The myth about Airing out a wound.

The myths of “airing it out”:

Many of us have long believed the myth that keeping minor cuts and scrapes uncovered to “air out” somehow helps us heal wounds faster. But in spite of this opinion- extensive research has proven this belief untrue! The fact to an promoting optimal healing environment is simply to keep it covered.

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An uncovered wound…

A covered wound…

  • Dries out and forms a scab 
    Scabs may be the body’s natural way of protecting from germs, but a scab is not the best way to heal. Scabs impede the wound healing process by creating a barrier of dead, dried-out cells that healthy skin cells must work their way under to form new tissue and heal.
  • Minimizes the appearance of scars
    Keeping a wound covered until it heals can prevent skin cells from drying out and forming a scab, thereby minimizing the appearance of scarring.


  • Has a greater chance of scarring 
    Scabs formed from leaving a wound uncovered often result in unwanted scars.
  • Has less chance of infection
    Bandages can help prevent water, dirt, and germs from reaching your vulnerable wound and causing further harm.
  • Has a greater chance of re-injury 
    Scabs can be scratched or torn off – especially by little ones who find them irritating. This re-injury prolongs healing and further increases the likelihood of scarring.
  • Gets superior protection 
    Bandages can provide extra cushioning for added comfort and protection from re-injury until the wound is completely healed so you can stay active while healing faster!


For better wound care, We Are Medical and the makers of BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages suggest the easy-to-follow, 3-step CLEAN • TREAT • PROTECT process!

3-Step Prosses:

  1. Clean the affected area.
  2. Treat it with an Antibiotic.
  3. Protect by, covering The affected area.