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Re: [IP] Adhesive allergy?



Have you tried the Tegaderm (I think that's a current brand) type skin covers? 
 Depending on the kind of adhesive they use, he may or may not react to those. 
 They would help to isolate his skin from the adhesives on the infusion sets.

-Brentm
--- Susan Borkowsky <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I could use some advice.  Our son Jonathan, dx dm 08/00, pumping since
> 03/02 uses the silhouette infusion with the MimiMed 508.  We really like
> the pump.  Our problem is that he has this awful reaction to the
> adhesives.  I've narrowed it down to the Silhouette itself but of
> course, that still leaves us wondering if it is the adhesive itself or
> the entire set.  I talked to Medtronic and they sent some samples of
> other adhesive pads and some different tapes, all of which he seems
> sensitive to.  We also have been using Tincture of Benzoine (Friars
> Balsam, some of you call it Gorilla Snot) which holds up well in lake
> water, but not so well in a chlorinated pool.  Between scratching and no
> tapes his infusion falls out almost every day.  He is in swimming
> lessons although due to this trouble we've kept him home for two
> sessions now.
> 
> Does anyone have any kind of solution to this kind of problem?  Anyone
> with ultra sensitive skin out there?  We're giving Jon oral
> antihistamine (Benadryl) and trying various creams to heal his stomach,
> which is all rashy from old sites.  He seems to be getting thickened
> skin already.
> 
> Suggestions?  Ideas?
> 
> Greatly appreciative,
> 
> Susan - Mom to Julianna - 17, Danny - 15, Katrina - 11, Jonathan - 5 and
> Nicholas - 3
> Wife to Alan
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