Re: Band-Aids/Medical Tape Allergy
I just discovered I might have an allergic reaction to latex. I had a small boil on my neck and it popped. I put on one of those waterproof band aids. I took it off today and it left a red band aid type mark.
I went to see my gyno for another issue and I had him look at my neck, he said it looked like a latex allergy. He told me to just put antiseptics on it and take Benadryl.
I don't know if I should go to the ER or wait and talk to my GP tomorrow. I'm not too worried yet, but I have had a history of cellulitis and I don't want it to get worse.
My gyno said it's going to be swollen for a bit and it's going to be warm.
I am not in contact with latex daily, so why would I be allergic to latex? Could it be the adhesive in the band aid? Could it be just me pulling off the band aid, because the band aid was stuck to my skin?
I just don't know what to do now? I'm going to keep the band aids off, since the wound is now dry.