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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 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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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

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

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

Guaze: You should use dry sterile guaze next to your skin so that you do not develop rashes from the adhesives. Make sure to put tape on the guaze to secure it in place and not onto the skin. ...Read more

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In what part of the matrix style pain patches is the fentanyl? The plastic or the glue like adhesive?

In what part of the matrix style pain patches is the fentanyl? The plastic or the glue like adhesive?

Odd question: Why? There are folks who try to take the drug out of the patch, to inject it, sell it. I find your question hinting at just that. I would highly recommend you not get involved with any of that if that is what you are contemplating. ...Read more

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