First aid finger cots are made exclusively by Flents®. These cots are a small latex sleeve that bends with your finger or toe, protecting it from dirt and grit. They are sometimes known as finger condoms. These can also go over bandages to protect wounds. Users find these surprisingly handy for other first aid situations. Kitchens in restaurants usually have these on hands in case a staff member cuts themselves.
First aid cots can also be used for applying ointments, especially hemorrhoid creams and suppositories, either for yourself or your children. When you are finished with them they can be flushed, dropped in the garbage or disposed of with used diapers.
Flents first aid cots can also provide protection in first aid situations where bloodborne pathogens are a risk.
This product does come with a number of cautions, however. For those allergic to latex, this product may not be of use. The allergic reaction can be alleviated by removing and disposing the cot quickly then washing your hands thoroughly.
The latex also seals out air. If you have an open wound, you will need to give it air in order for it to heal properly.
The box of cots may also be an object of curiosity for children, and the latex is of course very dangerous if swallowed. Be sure to keep them out of reach of children.
First aid finger sleeves
Flents also makes a product called finger sleeves. These are marketed for relief of pain and inflammation due to arthritis, tendonitis, athletic stress and sprains. They compress and support joints. If you have small cuts or wounds due to rashes such as eczema or other, these make for worthwhile protection, while saving you the aggravation of going through many boxes of adhesive strips.
First aid cots and sleeves come in packages of 12 and can be ordered online