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A crepe bandage is a lightweight bandage that is generally applied to provide warmth, insulation and support in a variety of medical health situations. It can be used to treat sprains and strains, to help correct fractures and other bone problems in orthopedics, to serve as a compression bandage to support already bandaged varicose veins, and to support surgical gauze bandage dressings; a crepe bandage is never directly applied to wounds. The characteristic feature of this bandage is its elastic, stretchable property. This allows the bandage to be wrapped without trouble and with comfort over different body parts.

It is very easy and quick to apply a crepe elastic bandage. It is important, however, to make sure that it is not applied too tight, otherwise the bandage may inadvertently act as a tourniquet, cut off blood circulation, and even create a potentially life-threatening situation. The bandage layers should allow for easy movement of limbs and should be able to expand if there is any swelling.

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