View Full Version : Rash from band-aids?
12-25-2008, 12:06 AM
I got my 1 year old son three vaccinations and a blood test last week. He ripped the band-aids off of the places where he got the sticks and I put new ones on. He ripped those off, too, so I just left them off. He got rashes on all four places where there were band-aids. I just checked the boxes of the band-aids I put on him and they have latex in them. Could he have a latex allergy? He didn't have any hives, just a red rash that didn't go away completely when I gave him Zyrtec.
12-25-2008, 12:52 AM
It's more likely to be a reaction to the adhesive. My DD couldn't use bandaids until she was 2 without getting a rash and I was told it wasn't uncommon. Even now she only uses the cheaper generic ones because the adhesive isn't as sticky.
12-25-2008, 12:57 AM
So should I get him tested for this, too? He's allergic to eggs and dairy, as well. Ugh. Just one more allergy to deal with, I guess.
12-25-2008, 04:56 PM
I'm allergic to the sticky stuff. When my allergist tested me, I believe the print-out said "formaldehyde resin". I think if it was the latex, the reaction would have been a bit different (but I'm DEFINITELY no expert on this!).
12-26-2008, 02:45 PM
Personally I didn't think it was worth testing, I just didn't use bandaids.
12-26-2008, 08:20 PM
I don't know if it's an allergy- or more like a sensitivity. My girls get a rash with prolonged exposure of a bandaid. Anything over one day- changing them, etc. They get a rash in the form of the bandaid. It doesn't seem to bother them. So if I absolutely have to use a bandaid, I let it air every other day. Perhaps try new-skin? At least it will keep the area relatively clean.
01-07-2009, 12:09 PM
Im very allergic to bandaids with latex! I get a rash where the bandaids are placed. I have to use gloves at work too, and Im allergic to the latex ones... I use latex free gloves and bandaids.... and the good thing about them is.... they are harder to pull off!!!!
I would tell your doctor about the rash... cause some people are HIGHLY allergic and they cannot even have a doctor wear latex gloves when they get exams, or at any doctor visits!!!
01-09-2009, 04:55 PM
The bandaids I use don't have latex- I think she stated that she checked for latex too.
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