Band aids is how they are commonly known for the brand that holds that name. However you can find a wider search result by looking for adhesive bandages. They are used as small dressing for wounds that do not require further assistance.These band aid products protect the wound from contact with infectious germs and bacteria. The healing process is faster as the wound is out of reach from friction or other adherences. Some may come with antiseptic medications that are added to the area in an effort to keep it clean while the wound heals.