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Itchy rashes when using tape,even paper tape. Also the sae

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itchy rashes when using tape,even paper tape. Also the sae when underware have elastics arwe applied from underwear.can it be helped? I am facing surgery in a week. Please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
it sounds like you have an allergy to tape or the adhesives in tape
you might need antihistamine creams in the area or steroid creams to treat the allergic inflammation
oral anti-inflammatories like benadryl or oral steroids can also help decrease allergic reactions.
you have to tell your doctors you are allergic to tape and adhesives
they will not use tape on you after surgery.
there are other silicone dressings like mepilex dressing they can use on your skin which don't have tape or adhesives.
you need to eventually see an allergy doctor to get skin testing to confirm you are allergic to tape and skin adhesives and elastics.
let me know if you have other questions.