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What Tape Do You Guys Use to Secure Barrier Bandage?

Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:11 am
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w30bob wrote:

Hi Sis!  Sorry I didn't see this until now.........I'm sending you some kick-ass weather right now.  Start looking for it late tomorrow or Thursday!  I'll make sure it hangs around for the weekend too.  

regards,

bob

Hi Bob,

i use sure seal rings and they work great because mine flang does the same thing and I use Hollister’s.



Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:41 pm

Hi Pinkie,

  Thanks for the tip...........I checked out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R17gKpXCe7c, since I wasn't familiar with the Sure Seal stuff.  That does look like a good solution...........will have to get some samples.  Thanks for the info!

regards,

bob

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Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:43 pm

Hey Pinkie..........I've been thinking of your suggestion all day now. I don't know why I never thought to cut off the bandage portion of my Hollister barrier and replace it with something like Sure Seal. That might have drastically shortened my healing time when I was having skin irritation issues under my barrier bandage portion. That seems to not be an issue now that Hollister went with the Cera impregnated barriers........but I'm going to file this away in my head and if I have any more skin issues in the future I'm going to try this Sure Seal stuff.

This summer I've been using the 3M Micropore with great success.  That shit sticks like glue.  Can be a pain getting all the old adhesive off, even using the adhesive remover wipes.........but the added security is worth the labor of removal.  

regards,

bob

Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:10 pm
kmedup wrote:

Okay - so you have been holding back on "the pool" so now it's a barbeque and pool party state-side when the time comes. Tree cleaning for the big event as well - eh?Nothing like being pro-active.

I don't use barriers so I can't help you there, but the first thing that came to mind was Gorilla tape. The TV commercial brags of taping together a sawed-in-half boat, with no water leaks, so it could be worth a try:)K


Wouldn't that be rough on the skin? I am looking for tApe as well. Something that will survive sweat and showers etc.


Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Karate Girl wrote:


Wouldn't that be rough on the skin? I am looking for tApe as well. Something that will survive sweat and showers etc.


Karate Girl, don't use gorilla tape. Karen and Bob were just goofing around. They do that. Goof around, I mean, not use gorilla tape. 

Laurie 

Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:23 am
Padfoot wrote:


Karate Girl, don't use gorilla tape. Karen and Bob were just goofing around. They do that. Goof around, I mean, not use gorilla tape. 

Laurie 



Great point, Laurie.  I mean, why would anyone use gorilla tape when they could use Flex Seal!?!  JUST KIDDING!  LOL

 


Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:50 am
Mark1070 wrote:



Great point, Laurie.  I mean, why would anyone use gorilla tape when they could use Flex Seal!?!  JUST KIDDING!  LOL

 

Thanks, Mark, for saying JUST KIDDING. There is a lot of comradarie and joking on this site - which is great, but the problem is that new ostomates might not be able to tell the difference between genuine information and jokes. 


Laurie

Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:32 am

Don't worry folks. I would never use that on my skin Lol

I haven't found my answer yet though ūüėĘ

Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Karate Girl wrote:

Don't worry folks. I would never use that on my skin Lol

I haven't found my answer yet though ūüėĘ


I've used Leukotape for almost 10 years. Showers, sweating, swimmimg are no problem. I also use a supplemental adhesive called Torbot or Osto-Bond. Either adhesive is definately worth trying. They're latex based so be aware of the potential allergies. 

Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:36 pm

I have used OPSITE FlexiFix tape for many years and it works well. Intended as a wound tape it is flexible, transparent when applied and holds up well. Made by Smith & Nephew it is pricey at about $50.00/roll but 2 or 3 rolls last a year and most insurance companies cover the cost. 

DisneyRN
Nurse
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:53 am

Just catching up on reading some old post topics and waned to add some thoughts. 

For outdoor sweating you can use an antipersperant wipe (look it up on Amazon) numerous companies sell them nd they are effective up to 7 days for blocking sweat and can be used around the wafer area. 

I have catalogs for most all of the ostomies companies and Nu-hope has a page that has some AMAZING new additions to the "tape" arena. They have the C shaped tape edges in both various sizes but various products. They have it in the pink tape/ Hy-tape version that is considered to be waterproof tape and in actual tape choices. Best of all you could get insurance to pay and use it as your barrier extender choice in the warmer months.

https://www.nu-hope.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Nu-Hope-Product-Guide-2018-Low-Res.pdf

Its on page 9 of their catalog


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