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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Allergic to bandaid glue & medical tape
I`m allergic to bandaid glue and medical adhesive tape. Both products that I use are latex free. I have a burn that I`ve been covering up for the past few days with a non-stick pad and medical adhesive tape. The area that the tape is on is red, inflammed and itchy. I noticed this quite often when using a (latex-free) bandaid as well. What other products can I use that won`t irritate my skin more then my burn? I really need to keep this burn coverd but I doubt my skin around it will tolerate this tape much longer. Thanks for any suggestions :)
Use a gauze wrap around the site. This can be purchased in the pharmacy and tape can be applied to hold the gauze in place without coming in contact with the skin.
Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati