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A Summer with Wounds and Scars Can Still Be Fun

Outdoor fun is calling—this summer more than most. But people with healing or chronic wounds may think they can’t enjoy the outdoors like they once did. While you do need to take some precautions, you do not have to postpone summer because of a skin wound. Can I swim with a wound? It depends on […]

Tips to Extend Wear Time with Hydrocolloid Dressings

Secondary dressings can be an effective tool to protect the primary dressing or provide additional functionality beyond the primary dressing. Hydrocolloid or foam dressings can provide protection for the wound area and manage excess exudate. However, they can also significantly add to the cost and time of wound care. This makes it critical that health […]

Pediatric Oxygen Therapy – Caring for the Littlest Ones

Parents of infants and small children who need supplemental oxygen therapy face many challenges. Perhaps the most difficult challenge is how to keep the nasal cannula (oxygen tube) in its proper place on a wiggly body with grabby hands. The solution is medical tape—but the choice of tape matters.  How do I give oxygen therapy […]

Soothing Face Mask Skin Irritation During COVID 19

Our healthcare workers are putting in extended hours wearing PPE (Personal protective equipment) on their faces that is irritating and damaging their skin. The physical toll that it takes compounded with the mental stress is terrible and we all want to support them in any way possible. Below are some of the most common issues […]

Bladder Removal Challenges – I never thought I would have tears of joy over tape!

Life after bladder removal or any surgery that requires an iliostomy or ostomy is challenging on many levels. The surgery itself is difficult to recover from, the healing process is a whole other level. Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle requires diligence on the patients part as well as the expertise of caregivers. Hy-Tape has been […]

Hy-Tape Donation for Front Line Workers with PPE Related Skin Injuries

We’ve all seen the photos of the PPE related skin injuries. Prolonged wear and the need for a super tight fit translate to pressure related injuries leaving skin raw, bruised, and covered in welts. When this all began we advised our caregivers that applying a piece of tape along the pressure points where the mask […]

Securing & Waterproofing for Summer Splashes – A Mom’s Testimonial

We receive many testimonials about waterproofing devices prior to swimming but it is not so often that a mom sends us a photo and testimonial with permission to post. This email response made its way around our office and gave us all a little extra boost. Little Corrine is four years old and like all […]

Caring for Cutaneous Lymphoma Lesions

Primary cutaneous lymphomas are cancers that affect the skin—though they are not themselves skin cancers. Cutaneous lymphomas are cancers of lymphocytes, also known as T-cells or B-cells. These unusual cancers cause red, scaly, itchy, painful lesions on the skin. Indeed, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma can have a profoundly negative effect on quality of life.1 For most […]

What is Hyperthyroidism & Graves Disease

Hyperthyroidism is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland over produces hormones in the body. Graves’ disease, which is more likely to affect women than men, is amongst the most common forms of hyperthyroidism and in some cases can be the underlying cause of hyperthyroidism. What Does the Thyroid do The thyroid gland is […]


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