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Doctor insights on: Adhesive Bandage Medication

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What should I use instead of bandaids (adhesive allergy)?

What should I use instead of bandaids (adhesive allergy)?

Hypoallergenic: Look for hypoallergenic tape. Often paper tape is tolerated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for people who suffer from an adhesive allergy, what do you use as an alternative to bandaids?

Can you tell me for people who suffer from an adhesive allergy, what do you use as an alternative to bandaids?

Paper tape: Many persons are allergic to adhesives on tape. The use of a telfa pad (this shiny side of a band aide) and paper tape often does not result in allergic reactions. ...Read more

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I had a reaction to the adhesive on a bandaid and its itching burning and peeling what can I do? Itch cream ain't work but got sensative skin

I had a reaction to the adhesive on a bandaid and its itching burning and peeling what can I do? Itch cream ain't work but got sensative skin

Mild steroid cream: For such reactions I generally use a mild (.5-1%) hydrocortizone cream applied a couple times a day for healing. A cold compress applied can cancel out the itch/sting that often comes with the reaction. Aviod lotions. ...Read more

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Can I remove the adhesive from bandages after a long period of time?

Guess: Nail polish remover or hot steam or put in the freezer buy a new bandage. ...Read more

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Can sweating cause an allergic reaction to adhesive bandages?

Can sweating cause an allergic reaction to adhesive bandages?

Can promote: Sweat won't cause an allergic reaction, but the chemicals in the adhesive may be better contacted or absorbed into the skin if sweat is present. ...Read more

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Non latex bandages cause raised/red skin and lasts for a while after taking off. Can I be allergic to the adhesive or something else?

Non latex bandages cause raised/red skin and lasts for a while after taking off. Can I be allergic to the adhesive or something else?

Probably not: The adhesive is irritating to the skin and commonly causes skin changes such as these. If it disappears within 48 hrs, probably nothing to worry about. Non-latex contact allergy to adhesive is possible and can be diagnosed with testing if the problem worsens. ...Read more

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I had 3 moles removed & they are healing well, but I'm having a reaction to the bandage adhesive. It's making my skin red & itchy, any alternative?

I had 3 moles removed & they are healing well, but I'm having a reaction to the bandage adhesive. It's making my skin red & itchy, any alternative?

Bandage Reaction: Reaction to tapes applied over incisions is not oncommon. When it happens, you simply need to remove the tapes and clean the area. The irritation will resolve in time. ...Read more

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I think I have an in grown toenail I had rapped it with a bandaid first then white bandagelast night checked it today and bandage was red and pink in?

I think I have an in grown toenail I had rapped it with a bandaid first then white bandagelast night checked it today and bandage was red and pink in?

Try-: You might have to have that area of the toenail trimmed off. If the toe gets real sore and red and some pus then an antibiotic might be needed. Local treatment to try are Epsom Salt soaks, Neosporin Ointment 3x/d and hydrocortisone cream 2x/d. ...Read more

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I put round bandage on my face, when I took it off, it left a red mark. It doesn't seem to be going away? How can I treat this an I used a small round bandaid to cover a small scratch on my face, when I removed the bandaid it left a red mark. This mark

I put round bandage on my face, when I took it off, it left a red mark. It doesn't seem to be going away? How can I treat this an I used a small round bandaid to cover a small scratch on my face, when I removed the bandaid it left a red mark. This mark

If: If the red mark is limited to the site of the scratch this will resolve with time. Do not get any sun exposure on this wound, which can cause pigment changes, for at least 6 weeks. If the redness is present where the bandaid adhesive was in contact with the skin this is probably an allergic reaction which can be treated with a topical steroid cream. Ask your physician or pharmacist for recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm currently using anti fungal cream for a ringworm on my arm. Do I have to cover it with a bandaid? Would it spread to other people if not bandaged?

I'm currently using anti fungal cream for a ringworm on my arm. Do I have to cover it with a bandaid? Would it spread to other people if not bandaged?

Not usually: It is actually better to leave it uncovered, or loosely covered with your normal clothing. To prevent it from spreading, wash your towels, sheets, and clothes regularly. If you’re doing an activity in which the affected area might come in contact with other people or surfaces – such as going to the gym – then it’s a good idea to cover the area temporarily. ...Read more

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What is adhesive arachnoiditus?

What is adhesive arachnoiditus?

A disease caused by: Inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. The arachnoid can become severely inflamed due to infection, direct injury to the spine, chronic compression, complications from spinal surgery or invasive spinal procedures. Can lead to formation of scar tissue, adhesion that can make spinal nerves stick together. ...Read more

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What's a skin adhesive? Superglu?

What's a skin adhesive? Superglu?

Avoid: Avoid using superglue to adhere anything to skin, as it can cause an irritant dermatitis as well as cause erosioms when removed. It is better to use organic or water based products that can be easily washed off after the adhesive has served its purpose. ...Read more

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In what way can I fix foreskin adhesives without going to the doctor?

In what way can I fix foreskin adhesives without going to the doctor?

Probably can not: You can try to gently pull it back whilst in warm bath or shower, however at very least will likely require prescription strength steroid cream like betaval or kenalog (triamcinolone). Remember to return foreskin over glans to avoid paraphimosis. You might even need a circumcision if foreskin remains tight in spite of steroid cream. ...Read more

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What is adhesive arachnoiditis?

What is adhesive arachnoiditis?

A nerve disorder: Arachnoiditis refers to inflammation of the arachnoid membrane-a thin membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It occurs from exposure to certain chemicals or infection of the central nervous system. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, bowel, bladder or sexual dysfunction. It most often affects the nerve to the legs. There is no know cure but pain can be managed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what adhesive arachnoiditis is?

It's a condition: Where the free nerves in a sack filled with fluid, located in the lumbar spine and upper sacrum, become inflamed either from infection or foreign substance and adhere to each other, causing clumping of nerves, restriction of nerve movement and severe chronic pain. ...Read more

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What in adhesive tape and glue makes some people allergic to it?

What in adhesive tape and glue makes some people allergic to it?

Latex: Many adhesives contain latex. Allergic antibodies (ige) can be formed to latex. Testing with a blood test may identify these antibodies however; false negative reactions are fairly common. (testing may fail to identify this problem accurrately). There have been reports of severe allergic reactions to latex and if you are latex allergic, report this to all healthcare providers, including dentists. ...Read more

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How do you know when arachnoiditis progresses to adhesive arachnoiditis?

How do you know when arachnoiditis progresses to adhesive arachnoiditis?

Just terminology: Adhesive just means that scarring sticks to structures and causes squeezing and compression. If symptoms include compression of nerves and other tissues, then the scarring effect can be considered adhesive. If scarring is without compression, it can be simple aracnoiditis. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain associated with my adhesive arachnoiditis?

What can I do to relieve the pain associated with my adhesive arachnoiditis?

Tough case: Sorry to hear you have this condition. Since it is not correctable surgically you are really stuck with managing the symptoms. There are some interventional pain management techniques that may help. Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent option as an addition to medication management and psychological counseling for coping techniques. ...Read more

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How does self-adhesive tape that is placed over the wound pull the wound edges together?

How does self-adhesive tape that is placed over the wound pull the wound edges together?

It may: Pull the edges closer in opposition but certainly does not guarantee that the wound will heal. Depending on when in the course this was done it may cause more harm than good by introducing infection or causing involution of the wound edge. ...Read more

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If the crown on my tooth came off, what's the best adhesive I can buy to hold it in place?

If the crown on my tooth came off, what's the best adhesive I can buy to hold it in place?

Phone Call: There is no adhesive or cement that you can purchase that will rival the materials that your dentist has. Why did the crown come off? Is the tooth decayed? Does the crown fit well? Do you need a new crown? These are all answers that you will get when you visit your dentist. Please make the call... ...Read more

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How can you know when your diagnosis of arachnoiditis progresses to adhesive arachnoiditis?

Same: Arachnoiditis is the clumping of the nerves in the lower back. This clumping is adhesive. This is usually diagnosed from an mri. This is usually a result from previous surgery, infection or complication of injection. If your main issue is pain then I would discuss spinal cord stimulation with your pain management physician. ...Read more

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Adhesive Arachnoiditis, I need a Neuroradiologist, or someone who can. Been told there is Arachnoiditis, need to see about the Adhesive Arachnoiditis.

Adhesive Arachnoiditis, I need a Neuroradiologist, or someone who can. Been told there is Arachnoiditis, need to see about the Adhesive Arachnoiditis.

1st neurology eval: Arachnoiditis is inflammation of the arachnoid layer surrounding the spinal cord. It can become inflammed from infections (e.g. meningitis) and from surgery (esp surgical misadventure). Inflammation of the arachnoid layer very often causes adherence to the other adjacent layers and to the cord and spinal nerves. This painful condition can be evaluated by neurology or pain medicine. ...Read more

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Looking for a specialist who can diagnose Ashesive Arachnoiditis, I have Arachnoiditis, but they think it's Adhesive. Looking for a NeuroRadiologist.?

MRI: MRI pretty simply will tell if you have arachnoiditis, it is not hard to see it to make the diagnosis at all. All arachnoiditis is considered to some degree "adhesive", that is how it is diagnosed by looked for clumping together (adhesion) of the nerve roots together rather that the normal pattern where there is typically not clumping. ...Read more

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What kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

What kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture Adhesives: There are so many available and a very thin layer between the denture and the gingiva will help stabilize the prosthesis. Ill fitting dentures will never be comfortable or stable no matter how much adhesive you place. See your dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adhesive capsulitis?

What is the definition or description of: adhesive capsulitis?

Scarring of joint: Adhesive capsulitis is a process of joint stiffening caused by capsular thickening or scarring. It can be post-traumatic, post-operative, or idiopathic (unknown cause). Hallmarks are loss of motion and often joint pain. Treatment is usually initially aggressive physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do you remove denture adhesive cream?

How do you remove denture adhesive cream?

Lotsa work: Hard to do, both in mouth and from denture. Best if you use very little, obviously. Warm water and toothbrush & washcloth for denture. Gauze pads, warm water and washcloth and fingers for mouth. If you are relying on this to hold dentures in, you need to see a prosthodontist for an evaluation of proper fit. The package tells you this. You will accelerate bone loss with ill-fitting dentures. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the bast denture adhesive cream?

I'm wondering what is the bast denture adhesive cream?

Depends: If the prosthesis is well fitting and designed properly, any cream or powder should suffice. Experiment to see if a cream works better or if a powder is enough to increase retention. ...Read more

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Could I have a tattoo if I'm allergic to adhesives and latex?

Depends on severity: Tattoo ink is not regulated thus you can not account for its contents. Inks have multiple chemicals in them thus if there is latex you will have an allergy to your tattoo.
I would be very cautious about getting a tattoo ...Read more

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How long does a case of adhesive capsulitis syndrome usually last?

How long does a case of adhesive capsulitis syndrome usually last?

Inflamed shoulder: Adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory shrinkage of the shoulder capsule that limits motion and causes pain. We do not know what causes this process to start. It will resolve without treatment is in 2-5 years, but you should seek treatment of steroid injections and pt. If that fails to help after 6 months, you are a candidate for an arthroscopic capsular release. ...Read more

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Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture adhesives: The two I recommend the most are fixodent and poligrip. Different patients differ on what they like the best. Rather than relying on denture adhesives for better stability and holding power, see a dentist to determine other possibilities first, such as a new denture, relining your existing denture, or implant supported attachments. Consider a non-removal implant prosthesis. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long should I wait to use adhesives to hold my dentures in place?

When the dentures: Start becoming loose and ill- fitting then adhesives can be used as an interim till you can see your dentist for a reline or fabrication of new dentures depending on the age of the dentures. Even though the dentures themselves may look great, the underlying supporting structures are dynamic and changing. Best to be evaluated by your dentist. You might consider implant supported dentures. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more