Duct tape doesn't breath, I learned that the hard way.
I Was on a canoe trip and had slight injury on my thumb. I covered it with duct tape to keep from irritating it when I paddled. After about three days I took the duct tape off and my thumb looked like a soft, wet raisin. The skin took a few days to get back to normal. Learned not to do that again.
Many of us are allergic to the adhesive on some tapes. Conventional tape kills a layer of my skin in less than a day. I keep a variety of bandages and tape on hand because cuts are just part of woodworking.
One thing that has helped is developing a habit of never pulling or pushing a blade toward skin. Takes a little attention but better than bleeding, especially if taking blood thinners.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.