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The Unexpected Benefits of Zinc Oxide Medical Tape

Unless you are a chemist, you’ve probably only heard about zinc oxide as a physical sunscreen. But there are actually many more benefits of zinc and zinc oxide than simply protecting against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. We review the surprising benefits of zinc oxide and zinc oxide medical tape. Clearing up the confusion about chemical […]

Hy-Tape for Wound Care and Scar Management

Scars represent the visible remnants of physical trauma, injury, burns, or surgery. Scar formation occurs during the last phase of wound healing, the remodeling phase. This may be a particularly apprehensive time for the patient, who may experience pain, tightness, or pruritus or may be concerned about the appearance of the healed wound. The formation of scars can take up […]

A Moms Review After Her Daughters Life Changing Surgery

At Hy-Tape we make a point to consistently follow up with our customers. We create new products, change what we have, and learn from the feedback we receive. The email/review below came from an exasperated Mom whose daughter had endured a very difficult issue and post surgical recovery with her spine. With her permission we […]

Reducing Your Risk of Developing a Basal Cell Carcinoma Scar

Basal Cell Carcinoma Removal and Post-Operative Care Basal cell carcinoma is a common cancer of the skin. Four out of five cases of the skin cancer are of the nodular form, which appears as a pink pimple with a pearly, translucent quality.1 While most basal cell carcinomas do not metastasize, they do have the potential […]

Benefits of Becoming a Hy-Tape Distributor

As a Hy-Tape distributor, you will become the link between the customer and the manufacturer. For over 70 years Hy-Tape has been the most trusted waterproof, latex free, UPF 50+ tape for medical professionals and end users alike. A relationship between your clients and an established brand like Hy-Tape will not only create a trusting […]

Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery & Scars

Mohs surgery & other popular skin cancer treatments Mohs surgery or Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), is an extremely precise surgical technique done by a trained Mohs surgeon. In short, it combines pathology and surgery to remove layers of skin containing skin cancer. The tumor is frozen then cut into extremely thin slices. The tissue is […]

Minimizing Breast Reduction Surgery Scars

Excessively large breasts are a real problem Women with overly large breasts face daily struggles that most people do not fully appreciate. This condition, which doctors call macromastia, can cause a number of troubling symptoms. Women with large breasts often experience chronic pain in the breast, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Large breasts can interfere […]

Infection Control in Wound Management

Factors affecting dressing application for the prevention of infection Preventing wound infection is critical to ensuring rapid healing, patient comfort and the prevention of complication. The effects of infections can range from mild, to serious. Pain, odor, delayed healing, sepsis and even death are frequently associated with their incidence. Infection control starts by properly caring […]

Assessment and Management of Sacral Pressure Ulcers

Sacral pressure ulcers are caused when bone pinched the overlying tissues. The pelvis, hip or lower spine are usually to blame (i.e., ischium, greater trochanter, or sacrum). When the patient’s body weight rests on one of these bones, it compresses the tissue and prevents blood from flowing to the area.1 Over time, the tissue becomes […]