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 sever cases blistering, may either have an allergy to medical adhesives or be experiencing Irritant Contact Dermatitis. Recognizing the difference and administering proper treatment […]

Ostomy Care: Preventing Skin Irritation Around the Stoma

One of the more common issues that ostomates face is skin irritation. While it is annoying and often times itchy or painful, it is also preventable and manageable. Remembering that your skin is under stress from adhesives, abrasion, and various chemicals is paramount. We’ve done our best to collect information on how to keep your […]

Buyer Beware: Pink Tape, Imitators, & Fresh Zinc Oxide Tape

Shopping around for a product is encouraged, but not all “Pink Tape” is the same. Hy-Tape is available through distributors, online stores, Amazon, Ebay, you name it, we are probably there. However, there are sellers that either do not care for the product the correct way (see our article on care and storage) or hold onto […]

Get the Most Out of Your Tape Rolls: Proper Storage & Transport of Hy-Tape

Much like perishable foods, medical tape has an expiration date and responds to temperature and pressure. Variables like humidity, heat, cold, and time affect the performance of your adhesive product. The responsibility of delivering and maintaining product is very important as it not only directly impacts the health and skin of the patient, but also […]

Swimming and Staying Active with an Ostomy

Swimming, bathing, or opening up to a situation where an ostomy appliance will get wet or completely submerged can be daunting. After a doctor gives permission to start exercising and getting back to recreational activities, patients need to be confident that there will be no leaks or issues that could lead to an uncomfortable position. […]