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Band-aids! - November 25th 2010, 04:38 AM

I have an infection on my leg that requires a band-aid at all times to keep it covered, but lately I've noticed the band-aids are really tearing up my skin wherever the sticky part is touching. It almost looks like it's scarring my leg, and it's been a week without the marks healing at all. It leaves the skin flat and hard, almost looking like there's a peice of thin plastic glued onto it in tiny pieces... That's the best description I can give, haha, sorry.

But yeah. In some spots, it looks like it's drawn blood to the surface as well. And that's not from pulling the band-aid off, I don't think, since it's been a while since the adhesive has been in that particular spot (and by "a while" I mean days...)

Soo... does anyone know why this is happening? I've tried different brands of band-aids and different kinds (latex, latex free, etc.), but is there something else I could try? Any ideas would be helpful. :]

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Re: Band-aids! - November 25th 2010, 05:13 AM

Well when I wear band-aids for long periods of time I find that some of the glue stuff will be stuck to my skin. It comes off within a day usually or when I shower.

In your case, having the adhesive on your skin may be irritating it. Maybe put some aloe vera or some non-scented lotion on it in between bandages? You could also try wrapping your infection with athletics tape. Good luck and I hope you heal okay!

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Re: Band-aids! - November 25th 2010, 11:20 AM

You can also use medical wrap to cover it.

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Re: Band-aids! - November 25th 2010, 11:57 PM

The above medical wrap is ideal. Plasters very often cut off the air supply to the cut/infection causing it to take longer to heal - and often preventing it.

Certainly in my experience cuts and the sort heal faster without a plaster.
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Re: Band-aids! - November 27th 2010, 03:23 PM

I have had this happen to me before, I had a couple bandaids on my leg/knee and every time I bent my knee it pulled at the skin and really hurt.

A couple things I did, was first I tried to see if there was a different way I could put it on so that the sticky part isn't in the same place as it was.
When I took the bandaids off I tried to always take them off in water, so that they aren't as strong and are easier to take off and won't hurt your leg as much.
What I also did that helped a lot, was when I was just sitting around doing nothing. I left the bandaids off and just kept an eye on them, which is actually really good to do. Just make sure you keep it clean.

Hopefully at least one of these are helpful. Good luck.

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