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A 35-year-old member asked:

I can't use band-aids because i'm terribly allergic to the adhesive. what are my options?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Paper tape: "paper tape" can be found in a drug store, and it tends to be less allergenic than band-aids. Use cotton gauze to cover the wound, and paper tape to keep it in place. It won't stick as well as band-aids, so will need to be replaced more frequently.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I'm allergic to adhesives in band-aids - what are my options for wound care?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Self adhesive bandag: There are options such as self adhesive bandages. Best is to have a patch test with an allergist and find if you are allergic to latex or the adhesive and make more informed decisions on what to avoid.

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