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Tegaderm Hydrocolloid Medication
Breathable dressing: Direct from the web: a hydrocolloid dressing (trade names include duoderm, granuflex, and 3m tegaderm hydrocolloid) is an opaque dressing. A hydrocolloid dressing is biodegradeable, non breathable and adheres to the skin so no separate taping is needed. ...Read more
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Medical supervision: Should be required for use of hydrocolloid dressing & thus dr or health care prodessional treating underlying problem should demonstrate and advise. Is used for wounds, pressure ulcers, acne, superficial burns etc. But advice on it's use is, in my opinion, beyond the scope healthtap. ...Read more
Is a hydrocolloid bandaid safe to use on small knife cut? (Stopped bleeding after ~20 min of pressure and elevation, pretty sure don't need stitches.)
Small cut: 29 year old lady with a small cut with a knife on unknown body location. You should also make sure that your tetanus immunization is up to date. If it is a truly small and clean wound, you can use a butterfly bandage to make sure the edges of the wound are approximated, brought together. Watch for signs of infection & see MD if needed. ...Read more
I have impetigo on my chin. I have been treating it with Bactroban for 2 days. When can I put hydrocolloid babdage on? It's dry and cracking w/ ooze.
Yes,: I believe is absolutely safe. Keep area cleen to prevent any possibility of infection... ...Read more
Can I keep hydrocolloid bandage on minor wound indefinitely? I don't want it to rip scab off nipple & make it itchy and weepy again (happened before)
Yes.: Can do so, but should only be required until the epithelium is fully healed. ...Read more
Hist. Folliculitis. Derm put on Minocycline 1 month. I get boils and can scrape off white skin when I shower. Tried hydrocolloid bandage. Any tips?
I bought hydrocolloid patches for my feet blisters and it says I can only use them under doctor supervision. Why is it bad to use them while pregant?
Generic message: There is no reason why you cannot apply these patches externally to blisters on your feet. This is likely just a generic statement trying to absolve them of any risk in the pregnancy should something happen related to your feet. I cannot imagine what the problem would be, but I will also state that you should check with your doctor who knows you and your history much better! ...Read more
Contact Dermatitis: There are two forms of contact dermatitis. Irritant contact dermatitis occurs at the site of application of toxic chemical or substance which is directly noxious to skin. The second, allergic contact dermatitis, is an itchy rash that occurs only in people who have developed an allergic sensitivity to that particular chemical or substance. Treatment is avoidance or strong topical steroids. ...Read more
Clarification. Last sx had onQ ball held in place w/tegaderm. Got blisters&LOTS of wetness. From med or tegaderm? Sx again on 2/13/15. Concerned.
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Having shoulder sx Fri. Last sx had onQ ball. Tegaderm dressing. Xsessive wet, blistering. Not sure if tape or med in port. What to tell them? Need med.
I have a superficial 2nd degree burn 5 dys ago can I use Tegaderm and swim safely? Should I put any cream under the Tegaderm? Thanks
Need details: Tegaderm is excellent for burns. No, you need no cream under it. How large a burn? Where? Thermal? Swim where? Pool? Sea? River? Water is good for a burn, but generally you should wait until it is healed. Shower or bath better than swim. ...Read more
My 3 yo has a cut right at pant line that won't heal b/c the scab keeps getting torn off. B/c of location band aid or tegaderm won't stick. Ideas?
Liquid bandage: Try using the liquid bandage available at most drug stores, and then putting some antibacterial ointment over the area daily - pant will get a little greasy but friction will be reduced! ...Read more
I had to use a tegaderm on a cut on sons stomach. It's been week since I've taken it off. There's still a small red rash where it was. How do I treat?
Contact dermatitis: If it is not bothering him, do nothing and it will eventually clear up since the tegaderm is now off. If bothering him (itching, etc), then use over-the-counter strength Hydrocortisone cream (like cortaid) and massage into affected area three times a day. Avoid irritants in area like scented soaps, etc. ...Read more
I have an allergy (red itchy papular rash) to tapes incl medi/micro/trans-pore tapes; worse w/ tegaderm. An alternative option 2 be able 2 secure IV?
Hypoallergenic tape: There are tapes which are less likely to cause a contact allergy. Just ask for them. Do note the "less likely" description. Another approach would be to apply a cortisone cream at the site first then apply the tape an hour later after the cream has dried up and the cortisone has a chance to bind to the skin cells. ...Read more
2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago, above knee, size of index with thumb, blisters can I use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more