Allergic to tape

I got my PM on Monday. After surgery the DR. covered my wound , and used a clear tape to cover the whole thing. Boy, within a few hours, I felt a burning. I looked, and the whole area underneath the tape was red and swollen. They removed the tape (which also removed several layers of sore skin, as well - OUCH!) I had to stay in the hospital 2 extra days due to the threat of infection. Who would think -- the tape? Barb.

P.S. The PM is doing find.



by randrews - 2007-05-24 11:05:32

Man, who would have thought that! I'm sorry you had to stay those extra days but I'm also glad that the pm is doing fine. Congratulations.
I was allergic to the sticky round things they put on us to moniter out hearts. After getting a bunch in the ER, and a bunch for the surgery, I left hospital with little round rashes all over. Irritating but not serious.
Please keep us informed of how your progressing,

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by ela-girl - 2007-05-25 06:05:56

You poor thing! I had a tape rash, too, after I had my pm implanted. Only thing different is that I got mine a month later! Talk about strange happenings.

I'm glad the pm is doing it's job.

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