Re: [IPk] Removing Sets, Allergic? then what happens
Hi Vicky and Melissa,
Well, the very simple metal set, with no adhesive could be thought of as
a 'special hypoallergenic set', in some senses.
Trying different sets may help, as I've found that while I'm very
allergic to some of the glues/antibacterials, I'm just mildly irritated
Then, as you say, there are different things you can stick between
yourself and the set - basically cling film with glue on, or a wipe-on
barrier. Basically, if you are allergic to all the glues on sets (or
the set you want to use) you can put a different glue next to your skin,
which you are _not_ allergic to.
As a test/emergency measure: Vicki, are you allergic to micropore tape
or something like that? If these don't make you come out blotchy, try
putting a strip down, and then inserting next to it, so the plastic from
the insertion set partly sticks to you, and partly to the tape. Then,
when you take it off, you may find that you are only bright red where
the set was, not where the tape was (I use this technique when even the
normal stuff I put between my set and me isn't doing the trick).
I'd also like to echo Melissa's suggestion of LUSH bars - but really,
any effective moisturiser will do (try Simple or E45 products, for
example). I think that pumpers should be moisturising the area where
they insert sets more frequently than they moisturise their faces.
Hope that helps!
In message <email @ redacted>, Melissa P.
Ford <email @ redacted> writes
>Can you give any advice regarding barrier creams, Tegaderm, etc? I think
>Vicky got the impression from my message on the topic of skin irritation
>that there are special hypoallergenic sets, rather than _workarounds_ to be
>employed with "regular" sets.
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