A medical bandage that is found in medical buildings and is used to treat injuries that break the skin and cause bleeding.
Bandages and Ripped Sheets are both interchangeable when bandaging wounds. However Ripped Sheets have only half the bandaging power that Medical Bandages utilise and therefore do not last as long.
If a wound is left untreated, the player will slowly lose health and will eventually die of blood loss. Open wounds also have a good chance of becoming infected. Bandaging a wound stops bleeding completely, the player will start regaining health, and the chance of an infection is reduced. Bandages eventually become dirty when left on, and a dirty bandage has a higher chance of becoming infected than a clean bandage so it is in the player's best interest to remove the dirty bandage and reapply a clean one. You can disinfect a bandage prior to putting it on by soaking it in disinfectant or alcohol, which further reduces the chances of the wound becoming infected.
Clean vs Dirty Bandage
After a certain amount of time, a bandage will become a dirty bandage and will lose its prevention to infection, and in turn will increase the chance of infection over a regular bandage, and will need to be replaced.
Bandages can be washed with water once dirty to return them to a clean state.