See here for a description of the incident.
The Nexcare bandages worked awesome. Except that the 2nd day (Friday) of wearing one, two hours after putting it on, I had to pull it back off because it was causing my arm to itch unbearably. That day I wore one of the Curad bandages for the remaining couple hours of my shift with no obvious problems. They might not be technically waterproof, but they did a perfectly fine job at sticking to my skin and keeping things clean. The 2nd day (Saturday) I wore the Curad bandages however things didn’t go quite as smoothly. I made it through the 8hr shift with it on, but the above picture is what my arm looked like after pulling it off. This morning that irritated red area has evolved into rash bumps.
So basically either bandage is fine for short term use, but once again for any situation where I’ll need to keep a wound covered for an extended period of time I’ll have to come up with another solution. Dammit.
At least I don’t work again till Tuesday, so I can leave it bare for a while and hopefully the rash will be gone by then…..