It has given me blisters and skin turned red. So I do not know what brand the hospital use but know this is a brand. Anyhow I need some info on other brands that might not make me have this reaction. My port can not get infected and I am afraid it will because of this issue. I know we all react to things different but any help would be appreciated.
26 May 2012
Hi, I too have a chest port and I am allergic to the normal tape and it blisters my skin and itches like mad. I am in the hospital still and they use a Tegaderm on me but it is hypoalergenic, I don't know if you have used this one, it is different to the normal clear one. This one is white and it is like mesh, you can see the lines going through the Tegaderm. It has kept the blistering to a minimal, also what they have used is a tape called pink tape. They use this tape on the little babies who need special care, this tape holds down the feeding tubes around the nose. They use this tape because of the delicate skin on the new born babies. Your local pharmacy should be able to get you this pink tape, if you have trouble getting a sample send me a pq and once I am home from the hospital I will give you more info on the tape. Hope this helps a little, Liz.
17 Dec 2012
Hi I too have problems with reaction to the tegederm dressings, i have been prescribed iv 3000 dressings which are a little like opsite dressings. i have been given cavilon cream and lollipops which work with each other, i find this really good but it needs to be used straight away and if like myself you end up needing port to be cannulated unexpectedly and dont have the items to hand they always use the tegederm, however by the time i am home the damage is already done and just goes worse. i have been on iv antibiotic but have needed to finish early due to the state of chest red, hot, skin tight etc. i'd love to hear from anyone with similar problem and whats worked for them, thank you
27 May 2012
Why don't you try calling the hospital and ask for the brand name. There will be many different products out there that do the same job... it may be a matter of trying them out to find what suits your skin. Your pharmacist will be able to help show you what's available. All the best.
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