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. […]

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