Allergic contact dermatitis
Did you know that one of the first questions a paramedic or doctor will ask before dressing wounds is:
Are you allergic to adhesive bandages or plasters?
1 in 4 customers cannot wear typical plasters without experiencing an allergic reaction*.
An allergic reaction to a medical adhesive will typically appear as a mild rash that is red and bumpy that can become very itchy and in severe reactions the rash can be quite painful. With rising frequency, it can however be even more severe with symptoms resembling a burn, scaling and blistering with an increased risk of infection. With prolonged exposure to the skin it is estimated that upwards of half of people will develop a skin rash from these adhesives**. All sensitive plasters on the market today can still cause allergic reactions – they are typically just less severe and often don’t stick well to the skin.
Millions of PATCH strips have been sold with no known allergic reactions to PATCH Natural wound care strips. This is down to the 100% natural bamboo gauze and strip.
*2018 Pureprofile audited Australian survey results.
**2016 Allergies & Health