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Nexcare™ Steri-Strip™ Wound Closure

  • Secures, closes and supports small cuts and wounds
  • Breathable design provides ventilated comfort
  • Leaves minimal residue on skin when removed
  • Hypoallergenic strips are easy on skin
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Keep it together with the Nexcare™ Steri Strip™ Wound Closure, the #1 adhesive skin closure used in US hospitals. This low profile skin strip is used on minor wounds–and after suture or staple removal–for improved cosmetic results compared to sutures, staples or skin adhesives. The ventilated construction lets your skin breathe, while a stay put adhesive offers a reliable hold to help keep light wounds under wraps. When it comes to treating a minor wound, trust the closure the professionals do–the Nexcare™ Steri Strip™ Wound Closure.

  • Secures, closes and supports small cuts and wounds
  • Breathable design provides ventilated comfort
  • Leaves minimal residue on skin when removed
  • Hypoallergenic strips are easy on skin
  • Holds firmly in place
  • Made in the USA
  • Package contents: 18ct or 30ct
  • Size: ½” x 4”, ¼” x 4”
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
Attribute Name
Caregivers, Extended Wear, Post-Surgical / Sutures / Stitches
Color Family
Transparent, White
Overall Length (Imperial)
3.992 yd, 4 in
Overall Length (Metric)
101 mm, 3.65 m
Overall Width (Imperial)
0.25 in, 0.5 in
Overall Width (Metric)
12.7 mm, 6.35 mm
Product Color
Transparent, White
Product Type
Clear Dressing, Skin Closure
Solution for
Wound Closures
Use For
Securing, closing and supporting small cuts and wounds; wound support following suture or staple removal
Wound Type
Cuts / Scrapes / Abrasions, Post-Surgical Incisions
Customer Reviews
Nexcare™ Steri-Strip™ Wound Closure is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steri-Strips are Awesome (depending on the wound) We use Steri-Strips often and in general think they're terrific. They're best used for narrow cuts. My blind husband walks into walls and splits his forehead open every couple of months. I clean him up with hydrogen peroxide and apply however many 1/4" Steri-Strips are appropriate. They stay on for many days even though he washes his hair every day. I tend to get cuts on my fingers from the dry weather. Although I'd love to use Steri-Strips on them, the Steri-Strips peel off within a day or less because I wash my hands quite often. Sometimes I can get them to stay on longer if I cover them with a BandAid which holds the ends of the Steri-Strip to my finger while the Steri-Strip is actually holding the cut closed. Overall, I highly recommend Steri-Strips for anywhere on the body except fingers.
Date published: 2020-11-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not stick I recently had surgical incision stitches removed (16) and the dermatologist applied 12 strips (1/4" x 1") after first applying an adhesive solution around edges. I was told they would fall off after 2 weeks. Didn't make it home before most had come loose. I purchased a 30 piece package of 1/4" x 4" strips. I first tried replacing them with 1" pieces, then 2" pieces and now am using the full 4" piece. They continue to come loose. The package retail price tag has a date of 070519. The lot/expiry date on the envelope is 2024-01BC. I will try "Additional closures ....1/2 inch from ....ends and parallel to the wound..." as detailed in step 6./Fig.6 to see if that helps.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought this product yesterday. Totally useless. Followed instructions and the stripes stayed on about 1 min. Will never buy again
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not sticky didn't hold [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Purchased this 1 week ago but it did not hold did not stick to skin. They only stayed in place approx 15 minutes.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scar Saver! I had a minor surgery three weeks ago to release my trigger. It required around 3/4 of an inch incision on my palm. The doctor closed the incision with 2 stitches and were removed after two weeks. However, the day after the stitches were removed, the incision separated resulting to a gap. Instead of going back to the doctor, my niece (who's also a physician) recommended Steri-Strip Skin Closure to close the incision without the need for re-stitching. After a week of using it, I saw that the incision is now closed. However, I decided to use the strip for another week to make sure that it won't open again. Now, because of the Steri-Strip, the scar on my palm is not very visible! Thanks!
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Love this product, I would highly recommend it. Stays on like you wouldn't believe. Very handy and useful. Buy these!
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steri-Strip I bought these last weekend because my husband had an accident with a wood chisel. The chisel slipped and went into his wrist. The EMT (who happens to be my daughters boyfriend) checked it and said Steri Strips will work. I immediately went out and bought Steri Strips they work great. Closed up the wound and kept it clean and draining. My husband said he can feel it holding the wound closed as he works. He didn't need stitches Steri Strips did the job fantastic. After just 6 days the wound looks wonderful and is healing well.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! We have used these with all of our kids growing up. The strips are wonderful for cuts from cooking and camping! Sometimes they are hard to find because they are so popular.
Date published: 2015-03-01
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