Anyone else have Allergies to dressings, tapes etc? I find I have really sensetive skin and it gets more sensetive as the days go on.
My current list stands at:
Mepore, Mepore Ultra, Plastic tape, Micropore tape, Primapore, IV3000, Opsite, Tegaderm. Alyvn Heal doesn't stay on long enough to cause allergies, it just won't stick to my skin.
There is one dressing I am ok with-Mepilex and one tape-Scanpore.
Problem is the tissue people in the hospital who think they have a right to put patients health at risk (blistered skin or no dressing around my port-a-cath is not acceptable in my eyes) and they are refusing to allow me to use Mepliex as I'm not using it for the purpose intended and it's too expensive. If the issue doesn't correct itself soon, then I will be writing a complaint to the hospital cheif pointing out they haven't got patients best interests at heart and this is wrong even in the NHS.
Anyway, can anyone think of any dressings I've not mentioned, preferably silicone based or similar as I do much better with those? Someone once mentioned a barrier spray, but I have been told by dermatology that this won't make a difference to allergies. The other dressings I can't even wear for an hour or 2 without some sort of reactions.
Hey, I'm Gem with CF, age 25 and diagnosed at 2 years old. I'm from the UK and say weird things sometimes. I'm no expert but I've lived through a lot of CF stuff.
Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type thing.