Mitigating Skin Maceration & Adhesive Damage to Peri-Wound

While a moist environment has been proven to help facilitate a healthy healing process, issues may arise that require attention. One of the more common issues that occurs when a dressing is left on too long or is not properly secured is macerated skin. Skin maceration happens when skin is in contact with moisture for […]

Preventing Skin Reactions to Continuous Glucose Monitors and Insulin Pumps

Preventing Skin Reactions to Glucose Monitors and Pumps Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps have dramatically changed the way patients manage their diabetes. When these two devices are used together—one to sense blood glucose levels and the other to deliver insulin—they can perform like an artificial pancreas. Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps also promise […]

Podiatry & Wound Care Resources

Podiatrists have always trusted Hy-Tape for protecting wound dressings from outside moisture and the seal it provides on negative pressure dressings. Wounds and chronic skin ulcerations have an affect on millions of people costing the podiatrists and the medical industry millions of dollars. Along with the financial costs, inferior wound coverings and waterproof tape will lengthen […]

Management Strategies for New Ostomies

Learning property ostomy management is essential for patients with new ostomies. Dressings and medical adhesives can have a significant impact on managing odor, preventing leakages, and keeping the peristomal skin healthy. This sponsored white paper describes the many challenges and lifestyle changes facing patients with ostomies. The guide also provides evidence-based strategies for successful ostomy […]

Tetralogy of Fallot: Overview and Update on Surgical Wound Care

The diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot is frightening for parents who have infants with the disease, and rightfully so. Tetralogy of Fallot is a life-threatening condition that requires medical attention. However, there is also good reason for hope. The success rates for Tetralogy of Fallot surgery are greater than 95%. In this article, we will […]

Tips for Dealing with Skin Irritation from Infusion Set & Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems

Skin irritation and dermatitis due to the adhesives used on glucose monitoring systems can be resolved and eased by understanding the cause of the problem. Chances are if you are reading this you have either seen your endocrinologist, perhaps consulted a dermatologist or an allergist or you are doing some preliminary research to see how […]

Hy-Tape Sponsored Ostomy Athlete Connor Sheffield

In 2019 Hy-Tape had been exhibiting at an ostomy conference in Philidelphia. That’s when we were approached by Tricia Sheffield who told us about her then 15 year old son. Connor Sheffield is an ostomy athlete and has been using Hy-Tape to secure his appliance while racing. Connor had been racing since he was 10 […]

Dressing Strategies for Infected Wounds

Infected wounds are a constant clinical challenge. Broken skin offers microorganisms an entry point into the bloodstream. Likewise, an infected wound bed stops successful skin and tissue healing. Systemic antibiotics can help quell systemic infection, but they cannot always reach a wound in sufficient concentration to heal the infection. Thus, local wound care and dressing […]

More about the most gentle, non-reactive, skin friendly surgical tape on the market

Hy-Tape was founded by Eugene Weiss in 1946 to address the need for a gentle, non-reactive and skin friendly surgical tape. From the very beginning Hy-Tape was run with dedication and attention to detail focusing on the end user and emphasizing patient comfort. Moving its headquarters from Manhattan, Washington Heights, then to Yonkers, and now […]

Crohn’s Disease, Ostomy, & Stoma Care

Ostomy surgery is an increasingly common treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease. With over 450,000 people with stomas in the United States and 120,000 new ostomy surgical procedures performed each year, a growing number of patients must contend with the difficulties of stoma management. However, with guidance from a health care professional, stoma patients can […]