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Latex Free Band-Aid?

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Hi!

I would like to ask, if anybody had any problems with latex free band-aid? After I went gluten free I have been having problem with latex free Band-aid or any latex free tape (paper, foil, or plastic, even with tape in hospitals). I will have rash. I didn't have that before.I have allergy to latex and I'm always using latex free tapes, gloves, etc.

I will have tape on after blood work and the place when the tape was will be covered with small pimples and it will be red. I can see the print of the tape on my arm. I was thinking that it may contain gluten. Is this possible? If there is gluten, can my body react to it with rash?

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Well it could be the 'nontoxic' adhesive. I also react very badly to paper bandages and latex bandages. I use fabric ones with no problems. I use a pretty generic brand called Top Care (at least I think that's the name. I never let them put a bandaid on after a blood draw. I simply ask them to let me hold the pad on it until the bleeding stops.

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I had that issue long before i was diagnosed.

Nexcare is probably the only brand i can stand for a short amount of time. If its something major, i move up to 'paper tape' for a while. If that irritaties me, i get annoyed and just use an acebandage or something similar.

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I had that issue long before i was diagnosed.

Nexcare is probably the only brand i can stand for a short amount of time. If its something major, i move up to 'paper tape' for a while. If that irritaties me, i get annoyed and just use an acebandage or something similar.

I never had any problems with any tape before I went gluten and casein free. Now I'm very sensitive to anything (fruit, vegetable, fructose), but I didn't aspected to react to tape, even paper. :o:o:o

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I never had any problems with any tape before I went gluten and casein free. Now I'm very sensitive to anything (fruit, vegetable, fructose), but I didn't aspected to react to tape, even paper. :o:o:o

Oh i can totally understand. I found out my issue with the band-aids after a mole removal gone wrong (long story short, stitches were taken out too soon, big open wound). Was not fun.

But yeah, i tried a nexcare bandaid earlier... and startend to become irritated by it sooner than i ever did before. Ick.

It stinks :(

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If that irritaties me, i get annoyed and just use an acebandage or something similar.

That has been a good solution for me in most areas. I keep a package of these little finger size wraps on hand for when I am working with glass or cut my fingers. I also keep rolled gauze on hand for stuff like skinned knees etc and hold the bandage on with that and put the tape just on the rolled gauze.

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I'm allergic to latex and adhesives. There's a Nextcare plastic tape that I carry myself if I'm gonna get blood drawn. Also, some places have Coban if you ask, a nonadhesive sticks-to-itself wrap that works well. Ive seen it at pharmacies and I think its a 3M product.

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I'm allergic to latex and adhesives. There's a Nextcare plastic tape that I carry myself if I'm gonna get blood drawn. Also, some places have Coban if you ask, a nonadhesive sticks-to-itself wrap that works well. Ive seen it at pharmacies and I think its a 3M product.

Thank you for your advice! I will definitely look after them in the pharmacies. It

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