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Hy-tape Replacement Needed Desperately!

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:11 am
I depended upon 4" Pink Hy-Tape to cover my entire ostomy site like a bandage during intimacy.  Two years ago it STOPPED STICKING TO MY SKIN.  It just comes unattached or falls off.

I think the formula has changed as my usage did not.  I need a stronger, stickier, more reliable tape!!!

I called the company in New York and was given free tubes of 3 tape rolls.  These new rolls fell off of my body as well, even when I tried to SuperGlue them to my skin!  They would not admit to a formula change.

Please Help Me!

Stillsmiling but less
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:40 am
have you tried opsite flexifix tape? it sticks. showers, sex ,sweat no problem. i use the 5cm wide cut into strips and positioned all the way around the plate and skin. it's a breathable tape so no irritation.
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:29 pm
Hey, if you're looking for support to keep it all out of the way, check this out:
http://www.ostomysecrets.com/

I just ordered the lacy band from them - I can't endorse it yet, but I'm hopeful.

My husband doesn't care, but it annoys me when things swing 'n' sway.  

Good luck - I hate it when manufacturers mess with success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:10 am
I've had excellent results for years with Kendall CURITY 2" Standard Porous Tape (p/n 6613) (the pink Hy-Tape never really worked well for me).


The Kendall is a cloth based tape, which has a strong adhesive which is still very gentle to the skin. It's porous and breathable so extended wear isn't a problem, but if used for framing an appliance, will contain liquid in the event of a wafer failing.
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