to object next time the nurse wants to put Transpore on my inner elbow?

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ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 12:02:23

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NobodyLivesHere Wed 06-Aug-14 12:04:41

i just say no thanks to the sticky shitty stuff. theyve never insisted lol

eurochick Wed 06-Aug-14 12:05:34

I always ask them to use micro pore as I react to anything else. No one has ever had a problem with this v

ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 12:10:17

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NobodyLivesHere Wed 06-Aug-14 12:13:13

Its a fair point.

I dare you to take your own sellotape next time and just say 'use this please'....

whatever5 Wed 06-Aug-14 12:13:42

I don't know why they use Transpore instead of Micropore but I suppose there must be some advantages. The phlebotomist always asks me if I want tape before using it.

ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 12:18:52

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NobodyLivesHere Wed 06-Aug-14 12:21:54

I may have to do it for you. and film it haha.

Sidge Wed 06-Aug-14 13:15:23

I much prefer Transpore to Micropore. (practice nurse). Sticks better especially in hot weather when people are sweaty.

If you are sensitive to it just say; they can then use something else or nothing.

ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 13:20:48

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ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 13:24:56

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I have a nice big bandage, it looks far more dramatic as I leave grin (react badly to adhesive on my arms, even a couple of minutes of micropore makes it go crusty and scabby)

I get a big old bandage for blood tears and when I give blood. I'm allergic to sticky tape of any kind.

I feel like a real hero leaving the blood donation clinic all bandaged up grin

dawndonnaagain Wed 06-Aug-14 13:41:01

I too am allergic to tapes of all descriptions.

Kate wipe around the edges with nail varnish remover to remove then clean well with warm water.

MeerkatTargaryen Wed 06-Aug-14 14:00:02

Flipping micropore nearly takes the skin off my arm when I take it off. I have really thin skin though.

I've never heard of transpore. Or is that the tape that's more plasticy which has the little squares on? We only use micropore on the wards but they use the square stuff in a&e. Much easier to tear tbh lol.

MeerkatTargaryen Wed 06-Aug-14 14:00:54

I'm allergic to ecg dots. I found out when I went to sleep clinic so had them on overnight. Took weeks for them to fade grrr.

ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 14:03:24

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ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 14:05:20

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ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 14:06:06

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sashh Wed 06-Aug-14 14:41:08

I just press the cotton wool really hard, by the time they have finished putting the vial in a bag and disposed of the sharp I have stopped bleeding.

I react to elastoplast/micropore/blenderm/insert option here.

Last time I had an op the scars healed faster than the reaction to the dressing.

ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 14:43:31

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dawndonnaagain Wed 06-Aug-14 14:45:37

In all seriousness, sellotape can be an option. It's generally the glue on the tap to which people are allergic, rather than the actual tape, hence being allergic to ecg dots Meerkat. Certainly is in my case.

dawndonnaagain Wed 06-Aug-14 14:45:52

tap? Tape. Sorry!

ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 14:55:07

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dawndonnaagain Wed 06-Aug-14 15:43:34

<gently unwinds Kate and provides brew and cake>
grin

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