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    Allergic to adhesive
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    chach3186 posted:
    I just had an umbilical hernia repair yesterday, and forgot to tell the doc that my torso (literally just my torso) is allergic to adhesives.

    I have sutures in as well as steri-strips and of course the tape on the outside holding on the dressing. I removed the tape from the dressing as I am wearing an abdominal binder, so the dressing stays in place. Are there non-adhesive alternatives to the ster-strips?

    I tend to scar big (I think it's called keloitosis?) and so I'm trying to keep the scar closed for as long as possible.

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    chach3186 responded:
    I should note that the allergic reaction is hives.
     
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    sgbl88 replied to chach3186's response:
    HI,

    You really need to talk to your doctor about this. Removing the Steri-Strips too early can cause problems.

    You do have my sympathies. I am allergice to most adhesives as well. I can usually tolerate professional ones (at hospitals and doctor's offices) and NexCare. I have run into some professional ones that I don't tolerate. A wired thing, while I tollerate 3M's NexCare, I don't tollerate their steri-strips.


    Feel better and God bless.

    Sonya
    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end... Ye shall seek me, and find [me]


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