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   Posted 11/8/2012 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Every time I use band-aids I start to itch and when I take the band-aids off it takes some of my skin off and leaves a raw mark. Does this mean that I'm allergic to the band-aids or not? I hop someone can tell me cause I really would like to know.

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   Posted 11/8/2012 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people are allergic to the glue. Others to the latex. I have a scar next to the scar from my original wound in the shape of a Band-Aid corner!

Allowing the wound to dry out is a perfectly fine way to heal. Epsom salt soaks are a great way to avoid infection with less scarring.

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   Posted 11/8/2012 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to the second page of this forum and look for my post. You are not alone. It's a pretty common allergy it seems.
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   Posted 11/8/2012 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I've gotten places from bandaids and medical tape where my skin comes off with the bandaid.
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   Posted 11/27/2012 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   

I’m also really sensitive to bandaids. Some skin is more sensitive than other areas, but bandaids can actually make my skin bleed.

When I have blood tests the bandaid hurts more than the test, and takes a few days to heal. (The refuse to just not cover it.) Normally they’ll be a perfect outline of the bandaid in red, puffy/sticky skin. The hypo allergenic tape is worse for me, I get little red dots all over the area of the bandaid.


Once I went to the physio and she taped up my shoulder, swearing that she’d never had anyone have a reaction to this tape…  It took off so much skin that I actually had to cover it with non-stick pads and bandages for three days because it was weeping so much that it was sticking to my clothes.


I’ve just stocked up on the little non stick pads and small bandages for when I really can’t get by without covering the cut.

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   Posted 11/28/2012 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Make a note of this allergy, it's more common than you think, bandaids make me ichy, so bad I have ended up with infections. Make sure all your doctors know about the bandaid allergy!!!
Many well wishes

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   Posted 12/1/2012 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Paint is right. I'm allergic to latex and I use fabric bandaids and at work, in respite special gloves with powder in it.
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