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Re: [IP] IV Prep wipes



> > I am allergic to the IV Prep Wipes.  So I Only use soap & water & an 
> > alcohol
> > pad.  Are IV prep wipes necessary?
> 
> >  Barbara Z
> 
> 
> The wipes have alcohol and a resin. The alcohol would be the same as 
> using a regular alcohol prep pad. The resin part adds a sticky feel to 
> help the infusion set adhere better to your skin. Then there are people 
> like me who like to work outside in the yard and garden and sweat 
> quarts of fluid. I use aerosol unscented antiperspirant (Just a tad), 
> then the IV Prep wipes, then Mastisol to make a good gooey mess that 
> the set can stick to.

Try it without the IV prep. It adds a barrier film that comes off more 
easily than the Mastisol. The Mastisol by itself will probably stick 
much better.

Michael
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