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Re: [IP] Re: allergy to tape after 1 1/2 years of pumping??


I had a similar problem around 1996.  In looking closely at "old" and "new" 
sets, it appeared that the tape had actually been changed. (And I reacted 
badly to the new tape.

At 09:58 AM 10/22/2002 -0400, you wrote:

>Hi, folks -
>I've been pumping with my MM 508 for almost 1 1/2 years, using sofsets.  I
>had NEVER had a problem with the tape (I use the two that are provided with
>the tubing in the package) until about 2 weeks ago.  Suddenly, it seems
>that when I remove the old site it appears red like a rash, swollen, and
>ITCHY.  Actually, the itchiness starts way before I change the site, but I
>just put up with it and sort of scratch "around" the tape.
>Is it possible to suddenly acquire an allergy to this tape after almost 1
>1/2 years of pumping using the same sets, tape, etc. with no problem?   Has
>anyone else experienced this?  I realize many pumpers complain of allergy
>to tape, but my understanding is that it starts when they first begin using


>Many thanks to all,

Jim S.
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