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Band-Aid

A quick and usually ineffective solution to a problem that only addresses the symptom and not the root cause. Refers to the trademark for a brand of adhesive bandages. Primarily heard in US. Lowering educational standards in schools may increase graduation rates, but it does little more than slap a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem.
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Before I had my procedure, a spinal tap, there was another kid in the room and he was getting an IV taken out and it was rather painful and he was screaming, then they put on a Band-Aid and it had like a Power Ranger and he just stopped,'' said Spencer.
Next, douse the site with a skin disinfectant such as Betadine or Povidone (unless you're allergic to iodine, which both of these products contain), and cover it with a Band-Aid (not too tightly), In most cases of nail tearing, however, you should probably see a podiatrist.
Some dancers live with a partially torn nail by avoiding pointe for a few days and thereafter taping the loose nail down with a Band-Aid (only the non-sticky part should touch the nail, please) until a new nail plate forms underneath, which often takes at least three months.
In addition to care in fitting, ways to avoid getting blisters include applying a Band-Aid or tape to susceptible sites.
Immediate care for blisters includes covering them with a Band-Aid.