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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 
> your 
> daughter has really reactive skin.  When I pull a site, I clean it and use 
> a 
> small amount of over the counter antibiotic ointment on it.  Haven't had 
> any 
> 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 
> the 
> pump.  Now, I wouldn't give it up.
> Good luck and write me privately if your daughter continues to have 
> problems. 

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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