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Butterfly bandages look like doll-sized white paper bow ties. They are narrow in the middle, hence the name, and have a strong adhesive on the back. To use them properly, you first must staunch the flow of blood so you can see what you are doing, and ensure that they will stick. Pressure on or above the wound will usually to this. With a clean cloth or gauze, blot and dry the area as best you can. Do not use “Kleenex” or toilet paper, as these paper products will disintegrate when dampened and make a mess. Paper towels are OK. Remove the plastic adhesive-protecting strip from one side only of the bandage. This is easiest if you have an assistant help you. Then apply the bandage, like a bridge over troubled tissue, to hold the cut together. THE TRICK IS TO PUT A STRETCH INTO IT. To do so, you have to place the first side of the butterfly bandage further away from the cut than you’d think. When you pull it over, it will close the wound. Hold it, remove the adhesive-cover on the remaining side, and press it down to complete the maneuver. You can pre-remove the adhesive-covers from both sides in advance if it works better for you, but this is the way I do it.
They mention the type of sutures used for skin.
How to suture a wound