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Tegaderm I Medication
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?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
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