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3 Common Groups That Suffer From Skin Irritation From Tape

Allergic to bandage adhesive

Millions of people suffer an allergic reaction to bandage adhesive, but many don’t realize the cause until well after the fact. There are three basic types of adhesive allergies: irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, immediate allergic reactions. When adhesives are in contact with the skin for prolonged periods of time (hours to days), a skin rash can occur in up to 50% of people. This is considered under the allergic contact dermatitis.

Typical Band-Aids are one common source of a rash from bandage adhesives, but there are other sources too. Here are three specific demographics that are susceptible to skin irritation from tape whether they’re aware or not.

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