Post-Treatment Care for Actinic Keratosis – Skin Care, Treatments, Tips

Actinic keratosis is not skin cancer, and most actinic keratoses do not become cancer. On the other hand, most squamous cell carcinomas (i.e., skin cancer) emerge from actinic keratoses. Since it is difficult to determine which actinic keratosis lesion will eventually become cancerous1, most are actinic keratoses are treated just in case. Proper skin care […]

Making Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Work – Integrating Hy-Tape

Wounds are often starved of the oxygen they need to heal properly. While several topical wound oxygen devices are available, each needs a bit of help to be of practical use in the real world. We review topical wound oxygen therapy approaches and provide some practical tips to help them be more effective. Most wounds […]

Wound Dressing & Ostomy Summer Sweat & Waterproofing Resources

Spending time outdoors in the summer will test the adhesives that hold your ostomy, wound dressings, tubes, and constant glucose monitoring devices. Increased activity and higher temperatures will create sweat, and that moisture can cause some adhesives to fail. Waterproof tapes can often times be overly aggressive and hurt the skin during removal. Hy-Tape is […]

Wound Care for Older Individuals – Protecting Mature Skin

Mature skin is not only more prone to damage than younger adult skin, but it also takes longer for older skin to heal. By the time we reach age 65, our skin cells replace themselves only about half as quickly as they did when we were younger.1 However, this article is not just another reminder […]

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 […]

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 […]