A 19-year-old male asked:
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terrible skin reaction to event moniter ekg electrodes. what could be in the electrode i'm allergic too?

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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Adhesive: It is very common that the adhesive on the electrodes cause a localized irritation/skin reaction.
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
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Allergic to adhesive: Not infrequent. Tell technician to use different pad.

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