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Polyskin Adhesive Dressing Medication
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. ...Read more
Can knee arthroscopy incisions get wet in shower? Internal sutures, portals covered with steri-strips and adhesive. Need waterproof dressing?
Arthroscopy: Keep it dry until allowed by orthopedic surgeon, usually 10 days, or until well-healed. ...Read more
Wound vac on stomach now 4 2wks notice terrible smell come fm under adhesive when change dressing saw redrash &yellow pimples &marks outsidewound area?
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
Hypoallergenic: Look for hypoallergenic tape. Often paper tape is tolerated. ...Read more
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
Probably can not: You can try to gently pull it back whilst in warm bath or shower, however at very least will likely require prescription strength steroid cream like betaval or kenalog (triamcinolone). Remember to return foreskin over glans to avoid paraphimosis. You might even need a circumcision if foreskin remains tight in spite of steroid cream. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Phone Call: There is no adhesive or cement that you can purchase that will rival the materials that your dentist has. Why did the crown come off? Is the tooth decayed? Does the crown fit well? Do you need a new crown? These are all answers that you will get when you visit your dentist. Please make the call... ...Read more
Same: Arachnoiditis is the clumping of the nerves in the lower back. This clumping is adhesive. This is usually diagnosed from an mri. This is usually a result from previous surgery, infection or complication of injection. If your main issue is pain then I would discuss spinal cord stimulation with your pain management physician. ...Read more
Adhesive Arachnoiditis, I need a Neuroradiologist, or someone who can. Been told there is Arachnoiditis, need to see about the Adhesive Arachnoiditis.
1st neurology eval: Arachnoiditis is inflammation of the arachnoid layer surrounding the spinal cord. It can become inflammed from infections (e.g. meningitis) and from surgery (esp surgical misadventure). Inflammation of the arachnoid layer very often causes adherence to the other adjacent layers and to the cord and spinal nerves. This painful condition can be evaluated by neurology or pain medicine. ...Read more