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Allergic To Adhesive On Bandaids
Hypoallergenic: Look for hypoallergenic tape. Often paper tape is tolerated.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Resin: You may be allergic to a type of glue or resin they use, or to the latex in the bandaid. You should have a patch test to determine what you are allergic to. A dermatologist or allergist can help you.
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.
Possible: One could develop a irritant or allergic contact dermatitis to tape.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.
I had a pap smear at 1 pm today and since I have been itching and burning, with swelling inside. I'm allergic to adhesive but that's it.
Latex allergy: The doctor should always do a bimanual exam when you have your annual, so if the gloves were made of latex and you are allergic to adhesives, you could have a latex allergy. You can use cool compresses and oral antihistamines like Cetirizine or fexfenadine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching and swelling, and or soak in a warm bath (not too hot). See an allergist for definitive diagnosis and advice.See 1 more doctor answer
Allergic reaction to self-adhering wrap on knee which required prednesone. What's 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.
Got steri strips put on after getting my stitches out and the doc knew I'm allergic to adhesive. It's beginning to get very itchy. Plz help?
Skin Allergy: If the stitches were taken out timely, most of the time steri strips are not needed unless there is wound gaping. Anyways, as it is very itchy, call your doctor and ask. S/he may advise you to take them off. By the time, take some anti itch med.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Large painful bite looking bump on side of neck, allergic reaction to bandaid covering it, now rash around neck, chest, legs, and arms. Very itchy!
Mgt suggestions: From your description, the area on the side of the neck may be an insect bite, and the total body rash part of an allergic reaction.Exam the neck area for any bite marks, stingers. I would suggest not attempting to remove the stinger. Applying Hydrocortisone and Calamine in combination with an antihistamine may provide relief. I agree that if you have any breathing problems, proceed to the ED.See 1 more doctor answer
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