"I don't know if this is helpful or not, but if there is a forum or anything for older people, that might give you some insight. I know from a local support group as well as some posts on here that Medicare does not cover OmniPods or DexCom.…"
"I've replied to this posting before, but recently discovered something by chance that might be helpful to others who experience dryness and rashes from the OmniPod. About a month ago I started to get a lot of dryness and itchiness at one the…"
"Newfer I don't think you need to dry the adhesive pad after showering. That could possibly pull up an edge of the Tegaderm. Or maybe add to the itchiness since the towel friction might irritate the itchiness (if that makes sense). I simply let…"
"So, I've been using the Tegaderm for 2 weeks. It has helped a little. The canula goes right through with no problem. The pod still stays on tight, and the tegaderm pulls off the skin easily. I've been more conscious of drying the adhesive…"
"so happy i found this, i knew you had talked about this product before and i am ready to have my son try it.. he wants to try leg site again and i think this may help he has had some occlusions there before and a little bit of bleeding and bruising…"
"same here we just started using tegaderm for kennedy and we just inject right through the tegaderm... itchiness she says is moderately better, also she uses singulair and allegra for seasonal allergies and asthma, so those help out for pod itchiness…"
This has just recently become a problem. I've tried with and without skin prep, alcohol and plain 'ol soap and water. All attempts give me lobster red, itchy skin under the POD now. Really bites.
Thanks for the info!"
"First of all, I personally don't use any skin prep at all, not even alcohol. It dries up your skin and adds to the itchiness and rash. Just clean and dry it. It's called Tegaderm Film. I get the 2 3/8" x 2 3/4". It says 1624W on…"
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