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[IP] Re: rash from tape
In a message dated 9/28/2001 8:32:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> I had the same problem almost a year ago. You may need to do some research
> and testing on your daughter's skin. I found I was allergic to the IV Prep
> and also to several of the tapes. With help from the MM clinical support
> people, I was able to obtain a variety of preps and tapes. I used my belly
> and applied various preps and tapes in a pattern that I charted. For some,
> it took only a few minutes for my skin to react. For others, it took 24
> hours. To clear these areas, I found (with the help of a wound care
> specialist RN) a cream called Calmoseptine. It's available without
> prescription but my pharmacy needs to order it. It's a real soother if
> daughter has really reactive skin. When I pull a site, I clean it and use
> small amount of over the counter antibiotic ointment on it. Haven't had
> problem with infections.
> I've been using Bard prep and sils insertion sets for about a year. I also
> need to combine Humalog with Velosulin in a 1:5 ratio suggested by Michael
> and his Lily. It took real persistence and commitment for me to stay on
> pump. Now, I wouldn't give it up.
> Good luck and write me privately if your daughter continues to have
I want to thank everyone who responded to me on this. I called Minimed
yesterday morning. I just have to say that their tech support people are
awesome. I have had to call a few times & they are always so helpful & kind.
I am very impressed with them. Anyway the woman I talked to had several
suggestions & is sending me out a kit with a bunch of different tapes. Also
the Bard cream & she said a few other things to try.
Thanx a bunch
Kim...........Mom of Ashley 10 yrs old(diabetic for 5 years & pumping
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