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Adhesive Bandage Medication
Hypoallergenic: Look for hypoallergenic tape. Often paper tape is tolerated. ...Read more
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
Can I use expired bandaids? To the point where the paper pkging around each bandaid is falling apart on its own (not adhesive) and yellowed?
May be unsterile: Once the packaging has been open for a while, the bandaids may not be sterile. Buy new ones. ...Read more
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
Guess: Nail polish remover or hot steam or put in the freezer buy a new bandage. ...Read more
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?
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
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 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
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
I had a wart on my finger backside last week ago I've been putting bandages as prescribed on it unfortanley the bandaid slipped off due to the heat from outside I shook hands with numerous people from work as I did not rtealize the bandaid slipped off now
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
I had a procedure friday and today is the day I can remove the dressing. I am allergic to adhesive. What's the most painless way to remove the tape?
Fast and furious: Try icing the area first then pull it off as fast as you can or ask someone else to do it for you. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Subject: Adhesive Arachnoiditis! I have a very aggressive type of "AA". I need a Dr. Who knows what AA ia and I need help ASAP! I have more than one M?
See rheumatologist: Need total workup, xrays and more blood tests and treatment ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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