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Tape or dressing: allergy or skin problem: has anybody experience with compound tincture of benzoin (CTB) to prevent?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aeon Nov 29, 2012. 3 Replies

CTB is sometimes applied to skin before applying tape or other adhesive bandages in other circumstances having nothing to do with DM management. It protects the skin from allergy, they say. An…Continue

 

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Aeon replied to Aeon's discussion 'Tape or dressing: allergy or skin problem: has anybody experience with compound tincture of benzoin (CTB) to prevent?'
"I don't personally use it but learned something from what you wrote. Can you (or others) tell the favourite products you like? ow do you regard the smith & nephew products like the iv3000 and the ivwipes?"
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PedsRN replied to Aeon's discussion 'Tape or dressing: allergy or skin problem: has anybody experience with compound tincture of benzoin (CTB) to prevent?'
"I am a pediatric nurse and routinely use CTB on kids skin to keep the tape on an IV site. It helps for those people that have clammy skin or sweat a lot. It's a very strong product and have seen a lot of kids have a skin sensitivity to it after…"
Nov 28, 2012
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Tape or Dressing allergy or skin problem: has anybody experience with compound tincture of benzoin (CTB) to prevent?

CTB is sometimes applied to skin before applying tape or other adhesive bandages in other circumstances having nothing to do with DM management. It protects the skin from allergy, they say. An example is spraying it on a broken limb before putting the cast on it, to minimize itching in subsequent days.Moreover it's a light adhesive somewhat like what you find on a Smith&Nephew iv prep wipe. It's not a glue. It has only a little "stickiness" to it. Apparently, CTB is common in military…See More
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At 10:33pm on November 26, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Aeon....
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Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
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At 11:03am on November 26, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 10:15am on November 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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