Do Band-Aids really 'heal cuts twice as fast'?

Don’t believe the hype. Band-Aids might protect minor cuts but there’s no publicly available evidence they speed up healing

Everyone wants wounds to heal quickly, whether it’s a paper cut or a grazed knee. So it’s easy to be swayed by marketing claims on packs of adhesive bandages, and on signs in your local pharmacy, that promise faster healing.

Band-Aid’s pack of 50 plastic adhesive bandages, for instance, displays the claim the product:

"Heals cuts twice as fast."

And Band-Aid’s pack of ten so-called “Advanced Healing” adhesive bandages has the

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