Allergic to steri-strips??
I am allergic to virtually every adhesive, including those on bandaids.
The skin on our stomachs tends to be rather sensitive. I have had major problems there as well.
Have you had other issues with any other products like medical tape? I can only use paper tape. I removed my steri-strips early and currently have a mess on my stomach from having part of my sutures open and having to use tape and large bandaids over that area. I've been using hydrocortisone cream to try to reduce the irritation. That's all I know to do. Good luck, and if you find something better, let me know!!
on 2/23/08 6:26 pm, edited 2/23/08 6:27 pm - Somewhere Else
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I have felt all the pain from the above posts. FORTUNATELY, before my RNY on March 25th, I told my surgeon [and anyone else who would listen] that steri-strips caused me great discomfort. Because I have a terrific surgeon he listened and said, "No problem, we'll just use superglue [AKA: Derma-bond]. Aside from one scab falling off too soon [in my opinion] due to the fact that it's at my waistband and receives a lot of friction, I've had no problems with my incisions.
My advice for pre-ops and for those who may have to have surgery again is to explain and just ask if there's not something else they can use.
Sorry it's too late for those who are suffering...