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Re: [IP] itching mastisol



I use Skin Tac. I checked the product package and website and didn't see
anything about it containing Mastisol. I use it for infusion sets and my
Dexcom sensors. I take an empy Rx bottle, about an inch in diameter. Press the
bottle (without the cap) into the site to use, so I can see a circle. I swipe
the Skin TacB  aournd the circle, leaving the inner circle alone(I use the
liquid, available from the medtroincs site - you don't need to be a medtronics
pumper to purchase). It works really well, I can sweat - no problems coming
unstuck, and it allows me to get two weeks form the sensor (important since I
am paying for my CGM out of pocket.

----- Original Message -----

From: email @ redacted
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 9:20:54 AM
Subject: [IP] itching mastisol

> Okay, everyone out there, don't start yelling at me for not changing
> the heading on this email, but I'm a computer idiot and don't get how
> to do it.
>
> That said: B I have a question about Mastisol. B I used it for the first
> time this morning when I put my pod on and it's itching something
> fierce. Anyone out there have this problem and is there a chance that
> it will stop soon.
>

If your pod sites did not itch before and do itch with mastisol, you
are probably allergic to the stuff, some people are.

I'd suggest trying Cavilon Cream, it's available as a spray too, but
that's much more expensive per application.

Cavilon Cream made by 3M (1-800-2283957) product
number is 3392 Durable Barrier Cream.

Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film B - 3M #3346
comes in a pump spray bottle

This should be availabe in medical supply stores that serve ostomy
patients.

Michael
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