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What's a skin adhesive? Superglu?

What's a skin adhesive? Superglu?

Avoid: Avoid using superglue to adhere anything to skin, as it can cause an irritant dermatitis as well as cause erosioms when removed. It is better to use organic or water based products that can be easily washed off after the adhesive has served its purpose. ...Read more

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What is adhesive arachnoiditus?

What is adhesive arachnoiditus?

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

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What is adhesive arachnoiditis?

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

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Can you tell me what adhesive arachnoiditis is?

It's a condition: Where the free nerves in a sack filled with fluid, located in the lumbar spine and upper sacrum, become inflamed either from infection or foreign substance and adhere to each other, causing clumping of nerves, restriction of nerve movement and severe chronic pain. ...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 do you know when arachnoiditis progresses to adhesive arachnoiditis?

How do you know when arachnoiditis progresses to adhesive arachnoiditis?

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

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What can I do to relieve the pain associated with my adhesive arachnoiditis?

What can I do to relieve the pain associated with my adhesive arachnoiditis?

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