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Re: [IPk] Opsite, Tegaderm etc

Does anyone know if opsite or Tegaderm are available on prescription now?  
When I tried to get them before on prescription I was told they were not NHS 
tariff. I find that my skin does not become irritated by them as much as 
micropore or similar tapes thanks Carmel

>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Opsite, Tegaderm etc
>Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 10:57:32 +0000
>On Monday 07 January 2002 10:13, you wrote:
> > Morning, Thanks for tips on getting dressing tape, I'll be off to the 
> > (as soon as they see fit to let me have an appointment... )  I'm lucky
> > not to be allergic to the Silhouette/Tender adhesive, but I find that if
> > I don't put tape over the top, the red bump/itchiness at the point of
> > insertion comes quicker and is worse. This is why I think it happens.  
> > you look at the set, it seems the teflon catheter goes out from the
> > plastic button, down through the clear window and then into the person.
> > There's a hole in the clear window to allow it  to do this. But maybe
> > that hole also lets water etc in close to the insertion point, and maybe
> > that's what makes the site a bit redder. A bit of tape over that window
> > (but not over the quick release) seals it and stops that happening.  Of
> > course it could all be in my mind.....! K
>Hi Katherine
>I wonder if a more likely explanation is that the site moves around a bit
>when it's not taped down - for example, your clothes rubbing on top of it -
>and that's what causes the irritation. When there's extra tape, it's more
>secure so that doesn't happen.
>I find that if I put my set on the lower part of my abdomen and I wear
>something like jeans, my site doesn't last as long before getting sore
>because my jeans rub on the site, whereas lighter trousers or a skirt don't
>tend to. Especially if the site is underneath where my belt goes.
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