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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Contact Dermatitis and Wound Management

Contact dermatitis is a major concern for health care professionals involved in wound management. The condition can have a significant impact on patients’ well-being and can lead to pain, increased risk of infection, and delayed wound healing. These issues can significantly affect both the costs of wound care and patients’ outcomes. It is critical that […]

Skin Friendly Bandage & Dressing Alternatives

If you suffer from allergies to latex, adhesives, or other common materials used in wound dressings, there are ways to avoid allergic contact dermatitis.  Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a form of contact dermatitis that is the manifestation of an allergic response caused by contact with a substance; the other type being irritant contact dermatitis. […]

Identifying & Treating Contact Dermatitis

Determining the cause of tape sensitivity Wound care recommendations generally focus on the wound bed and wound borders. However, healthcare professionals must also consider the healthy skin surrounding the wound. If patients develop tape sensitivity it may become difficult to secure the dressings that promote optimal wound care. When tape sensitivity occurs, healthcare professionals must […]

Contact Dermatitis and Wound Management

Contact dermatitis can be detrimental to the wound healing process. The increased pain, risk of infection, and delayed wound healing time all raise the overall costs of wound care and lower patients’ comfort. During wound management Hy-Tape can reduce the risk of contact dermatitis, and its gentle zinc oxide formula can help to soothe irritated […]

Dealing with Irritant Contact Dermatitis & Medical Adhesives

Whether securing an intravenous line, holding a dressing in place, or protecting a scar, there is generally a need for an adhesive tape. Patients who experience discomfort, burning, redness, and in severe cases blistering, may either have an allergy to medical adhesives or be experiencing Irritant Contact Dermatitis. Recognizing the difference and administering proper treatment […]