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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 7/13/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm beginning to think that I might be allergic to the adhesive on bandages. I can wear them just fine with a little mild itching, but when I take them off the skin is bright red only where the adhesive touched. When the redness fades, I'm left with shiny scaly patches in the shape of my bandaid! What's worse is I'm fairly accident-prone and always need to cover up little nicks and cuts. I can't find a list of common ingredients in the adhesive but was wondering if maybe some sort of liquid bandage would work? Does anybody know if liquid bandages would contain the same substance I'm having a reaction to?

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/13/2011 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem, but mine is related to an autoimmune problem I have.

If I was you I'd check to see if it contains the same ingredients.

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 8/9/2011 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had reactions to many bandaids and adhesive tapes and have tried many different kinds. I don't know exactly what ingredient causes the red welts that appear within minutes, but I think it is the adhesive itself and maybe also latex in the bandage. So I always look for the simplest (no added ingredients) latex-free bandaid and often make my own with a nylon hypoallergenic tape. It was trial and error and I eventually found items I don;t react to. Of course, avoiding adhesives all together is the best way, i.e. using an ace wrap or stockinette to hold a piece of gauze on the injury. I know what works for me may not work for you, but the bandaid I use without reacting is CareOne sheer bandages, latex free, by J&J. Good luck
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