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[IP] Re: tape not sticking

<<I don't think my bath was too long,
but I did put bath oil in it--could this have caused the tape to come

Bath oil will leave a residue on your skin and the tape (Tegaderm, IV3000,
whatever) will not stick well. Avoid soaps with moisturizers and emollients
as most of these will leave a residue. After you put your set in, if you
need lotions or oils on your skin, use them, but not before the set
insertion. Another option would be to use a skin oil remover (acetone) or
the wipes that also remove tape residue, or re-wash the site with an
antibacterial soap, rinse off and dry the area, before inserting your
infusion set.

Barbara A. Bradley, MS, RN, CDE

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