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Allergic Reaction To Adhesive Tape
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
I'm concerned because the adhesive on monitoring electrode causing allergic reaction. No it's not latex?
Allergic reaction to self-adhering wrap on knee which required prednesone. Whats in some adhesives? 2nd surgery coming soon!! Know its not latex
Good question: Take the packaging or a piece of the wrap you are allergic to your next surgery. Adhesives are a general class of materials that many patients have allergies. to. Tell your anesthesia and nursing team about the allergy. Discuss options including a steroid during for just after next surgery. Be well. ...Read more
Can a wound vacuum be used over a fasciotomy incision if i had an allergic reaction previously to steri-strips or will i react to the adhesive?
Trial and error: Not all adhesives used in tape or dressings are the same. The plastic covering over the wound vac acts as a water and air tight barrier to allow the vacuum to wick away fluids and bring the wound edges together. You should try it and see what reactions you may encounter. ...Read more
Hi I got a painful blister rash on one side of my anus and I think it may have been an allergic reaction to the adhesive on my sanitary pad.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will using adhesive/tape on scalp to attach hair wig, affect success of hair transplantation in that same area, in future?
Red bumpy painful itchy rash in reaction to adhesive spray used for pt taping. Discontinue use or just treat rash after?
Contact your MD: If you do have a contact allergy to the steri-strip then it has to come off but then the skin at your c-section wound will open increasing the risk of infection and a big scar. Contact your ob-gyn to diagnose the condition and if it is contact allergy versus, for example, an infection, then an alternate method of skin closure can be provided if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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