Caring for Cutaneous Lymphoma Lesions

Primary cutaneous lymphomas are cancers that affect the skin—though they are not themselves skin cancers. Cutaneous lymphomas are cancers of lymphocytes, also known as T-cells or B-cells. These unusual cancers cause red, scaly, itchy, painful lesions on the skin. Indeed, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma can have a profoundly negative effect on quality of life.1 For most […]

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 […]

Preventative Skin Care & Ostomy

Skin Care & Ostomy Prevention is one of the most important components of wound and ostomy care. Factors like hydration, pressure, excessive moisture, cleanliness and erythema can all affect wound healing rate, patient comfort and the incidence of new wounds. By taking a proactive stance, healthcare professionals implementing a preventative skin care program can reduce […]

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 […]

Neonatal Skin and Wound Care: Preventing Skin Injury

Neonatal skin is immature and thin, and it requires special care to prevent skin injury. Injury prevention includes risk identification, monitoring for early signs of skin damage, regular cleansing and repositioning, and the use of an appropriate medical adhesive to secure dressings on neonatal skin. Hy-Tape medical adhesive, which is gentle, secure, waterproof, and hypoallergenic, […]

Transdermal Patch Applications & Tips

Transdermal patches are an effective way to deliver medication. A Transdermal patch is affixed to the skin and the drug from the patch is absorbed into the body over a recommended period of time. Transdermal patches are used to deliver a range of drugs into the body. Some of the most prevalent symptoms and issues […]

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 […]

Practical Ways to Anticipate and Manage Latex Allergy

Latex can be found almost everywhere in healthcare settings. Latex is in virtually every clinic, hospital room, and surgical settings in the form of protective medical gloves, adhesive bandages, catheter tubing, infusion sets, and many other products and devices. At the same time, latex poses a threat to those who have an allergy to it. […]

Relief & Care for Hypertrophic & Keloid Scars

Skin injuries can heal in the number of ways. Under the best of circumstances, the skin fully closes and heals, leaving a barely noticeable line in the skin. Some scars may appear as skin discoloration, or they may leave depressions in the skin. For the most part, these types of scars can be treated topical […]

Skin Tear Risk Factors & Prevention

For the geriatric population (65 years and older) skin tears are a growing concern. It is estimated that almost 1/4 of the population will fall into this age category by 2060 making it an unavoidable truth that health care professionals will need to make skin tear prevention a priority in their care plan. Skin tears […]