What to Expect Following a Pediatric Appendectomy

What is a Pediatric Appendectomy An appendectomy is a surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is attached to the intestine and is located in the lower right area of the abdomen. Appendicitis in children, teens, and young adults is very common. It often occurs when a blockage occurs leading to inflammation and infection. There […]

The Phoenix Magazine United Ostomy Association of America – An Invaluable Resource

The Phoenix magazine is the official publication of the United Ostomy Associations of America. Magazine proceeds provide funding for the UOAA as a resource and to help improve the quality of life of people who have, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion. Throughout the years Hy-Tape has partnered with the UOAA with memberships, events sponsorships, […]

Brachioplasty – Minimize Arm Lift Scars

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove excess, sagging skin from the upper arm. Skin in this area sags with age (i.e. senile elastosis) despite diet, strength training, or toning exercises. Thus, the arm lift has long been a popular cosmetic surgical procedure among older individuals, especially women. […]

Common Ostomy Issues & Possible Solutions

Common Ostomy Issues & Possible Solutions Having an ostomy comes with many challenges. Many of which include those that are part of a normal daily routine. We have compiled a list of some of the most common ostomy issues and challenges that come with having a stoma. Skin Irritation Surrounding the Stoma The skin surrounding […]

Resource Center for Wound Care & Product Information

One of our initiatives for the last few years and moving forward is to become a resource center for patients, medical professionals, and care providers. Most of our content involves helping those who have negative reactions to medical adhesives like contact dermatitis,  patients who are very young, or are in long-term care, or require repeat […]

PICC Lines – Waterproofing, Securement, Skin Reactions

PICC Lines – Waterproofing & Securement A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line) is a long, thin tube that is inserted into a vein in the right upper arm and extends to the superior vena cava, just outside the heart. PICC lines usually have two ports through which fluids, medications, and blood products can be […]

Exercising with an Insulin Pump or Glucose Monitor

Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors allow people with diabetes to maintain tight blood glucose control. However, living with these devices can sometimes be challenging. This is especially true when it comes to exercising with an insulin pump. We review the things you need to know when you exercise with an insulin pump or a […]

Price Drop: Hy-Tape Precut Latex Free Waterproof Tape Strips

Hy-Tape is a Leading Producer of Latex Free, Waterproof Tape Strips What sets us apart from other waterproof medical tape is our zinc oxide infused adhesive which can soothe sensitive skin and is especially gentle in cases where repeat or prolonged tape is needed. We created our precut, latex free, waterproof tape strips as a […]