Top 20 Doctor insights on: Telfa tegaderm dressing
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hi. I have a second degree burn. It's a week old by now. I've been putting Neosporin on it and then covering it with telfa pads and wrapping with coban wraps. I'm just wondering if I should let it breathe at all, because as soon as I take off a bandage, I
2nd degree burns: If it is not healing, needs to be evaluated by a medical provider. You did not finish your statement but I gather there is not progression of healing. An infection, a deeper second degree burn, edges of the burn that are escharotic or dry hard skin, conversion of a superficial 2nd degree burn to a deeper on due to wound issues, all needs to be addressed to allow healing and avoid complications. ...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?
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
Change bandage: Remove the bandage over the stitches, before showering, if you have been cleared to wash the surgical site by your surgeon. If the wound is not allowed to get wet yet, then do a sponge bath or try to cover the area with plastic wrap to keep it dry first. Do not keep a wet bandage on a healing wound. ...Read more
Carrots: Eat the carrots. Instead of the ranch, go bare, or use yogurt to make it. ...Read more
See below: If you are describing a dressing around a gastrostomy tube, then the gauze dressing is used to absorb any drainage, and may be used for about two weeks depending on the person's healing. Sometimes the gauze dressing is used longer for skin protection purposes. Check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
Is it ok to remove the surgical dressing from a open acj excision after 6 days. Or should it be longer?
Ask your surgeon: For any surgery to have the optimal chance at healing, it is important to follow the postoperative instructions of your surgeon. This would include when to remove your dressing, so please check with your surgeon on their office if you have questions about your postoperative care. ...Read more