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Plaster Allergy

Plaster Allergy

Allergic to plasters and dressings?

If you have a latex allergy then chances are you are also allergic to plasters. most people with latex allergy will stick to hypo allergenic plasters but when you get an injury that requires something more that just a plaster what can you use?

Trying a padded non adhesive pad with bandage might just make things worse and may not stay in place very well. 

No or low allergen alternatives for larger wounds

  1. Lint – absorbant lint is a square of plain cotton padding. It may stick to an exuding wound but will not irritate skin. After cutting it to size and making a pad with a few layers you can then bandage the limb loosely.
  2. Non adhesive dressings with a tubi grip 
  3. Jelonet – JELONET is soothing and low-adherent and allows the wound to drain freely into an absorbent secondary dressing. 
  4. Manuka Honey dressings – A gauze that can be applied to skin and then bandaged over the top. Actilite is a light viscose net dressing coated with antibacterial Manuka honey & Manuka oil. The dressingis designed to protect a wound, promote healing and allow the passage of exudate. The antibacterial effect of Actilite has been enhanced by combining high grade antibacterialManuka oil with Manuka honey.