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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I'm concerned because the adhesive on monitoring electrode causing allergic reaction. No it's not latex?

I'm concerned because the adhesive on monitoring electrode causing allergic reaction. No it's not latex?

No, not latex : Common reaction to adhesives. When you need an EKG, ask your doctor for a steroid cream to put on the sites of the electrodes right after they're removed to limit the development of rash. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to self-adhering wrap on knee which required prednesone. Whats in some adhesives? 2nd surgery coming soon!! Know its 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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Shingles?: It may also be a case of shingles. See you doctor to make sure that you get the right Rx since the severity and duration of shingles can be reduced if treated within the first 48 hrs. Even if it is not, painful blister is not something to be ignored. ...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 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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How can I treat an allergic reaction?

How can I treat an allergic reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction?

What to do about an allergic reaction?

Call your doctor: For mild symptoms i would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more