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as all of you may be aware i have two cavitys in my stump still 8cm and 6 cm but there is new tissue firming so my vascuk#lar nurse said everything else has healed apart from i am using some kind of plater to cover up cavity when it has been packed with aquacel ag ribbon called alione hydrocapillary adhesive dressing and the nurses think they are causing blisters has i did not have any before starting on them on the 8th may they started to appeat a week after so today they have just put swabs over to cover aquacel ribbon with and put inadine on blisters has anyone else had any trouble like this

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Hi, Naylor...

Not exactly like your situation, but I've had a number of slow-healing wounds over the past few years... and more than once, I've had reactions to various components of my wound-care treatments that have actually made things worse and needed to be revised.

There are SO many ways to treat a wound, now, that it's hard to keep track! The whole area of wound care can be at least as much "art" as "science": what works for some may not for someone else. Adhesives are often a "culprit" in these cases, so that is a possibility.

I don't know what to say, except let the nurses "experiment" a bit on you -- VERY carefully! -- and keep a close eye on what develops. When you hit on the right combination of packing material, dressing, and adjesive to hold it all in place, you should start to see real improvment quickly!

take care... cherylm

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Hi,

Well, looks like I've gotten my first blisters on my residual limb. (down by the bottom)

I have an idea of what caused them, will also call my prosthetist, but I was wondering what do you do with them in the meantime??? Don't know if I should just not wear my leg today, or if there are things I can do so I can still wear it.

I'd hate for this to happen when I'm in Atlanta!!! :blink:

Susan

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How large are the blisters, Sue? And how many are you dealing with?

I've only had one friction sore/blister on my actual stump, and my wound-care nurse was able to devise a dressing that allowed me to keep wearing my leg while it healed. In my case, I would place a small patch of CalciCare dressing directly over the blister, top that with a slightly larger bit of a spongey dressing (Mepilex). Finally, everything was held in place with a Tegaderm patch (a very thin, flexible "second skin" type covering).

Everything healed nicely, and I never had to go legless... or even slow down!

If you have access to a wound-care specialist, I'd ask them for suggestions... you have a week and e half to get "healed up!"

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post-654-1181060190_thumb.jpgHi everyone,

If your blisters are just friction blisters then try compeed blister plasters, they are geat, not only do they help heal they have a jel that forms and pads the blistered area so you can carry on wearing your limb.

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post-654-1181060190_thumb.jpgHi everyone,

If your blisters are just friction blisters then try compeed blister plasters, they are geat, not only do they help heal they have a jel that forms and pads the blistered area so you can carry on wearing your limb.

Thanks guys......

Susan

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Do you know if these are exclusive to the UK? I've never heard of them and they sound great.

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Hi mmarie

I googled Compeed and from what i found it seems they could be UK based only. I emailed and asked if they were available any where else, i will let you know if i get any response. I do know that the plasters are available from Boots, Tesco and Sainsbury's along with other big retail stores, so maybe if you have any of these stores near you could enquire to see if they can get them in stock.

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Thanks, Lesley. I haven't heard of any of those stores but will look for them.

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Hi, it seems Compeed do not distributeto the USA. Attached to the email was a list of countries they do distribute to, hope this is useful to some members.

Mmarie, you may be able to order online.

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Cyrus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Lithuania

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey (soon)

UK

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Hi,

Well, looks like I've gotten my first blisters on my residual limb. (down by the bottom)

I have an idea of what caused them, will also call my prosthetist, but I was wondering what do you do with them in the meantime??? Don't know if I should just not wear my leg today, or if there are things I can do so I can still wear it.

I'd hate for this to happen when I'm in Atlanta!!! :ph34r:

Susan

Susan,

I use 2nd Skin Moist burn pads. I'll have some with me in Atlanta and I'll give you one to try. They are fantastic,

JudyH

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I had a lot of "water" blisters on the end of my stump initially, and there were due to my leg not bottoming out in the socket. We added some distal pads to the bottom of the of the socket, and the blisters went away overnight (and never returned).

I also had blisters on the "fold" of skin on my left stump, and I corrected that by genereously smothering cream in the fold every morning.

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Hi,

Well, looks like I've gotten my first blisters on my residual limb. (down by the bottom)

I have an idea of what caused them, will also call my prosthetist, but I was wondering what do you do with them in the meantime??? Don't know if I should just not wear my leg today, or if there are things I can do so I can still wear it.

I'd hate for this to happen when I'm in Atlanta!!! :rolleyes:

Susan

Susan,

I use 2nd Skin Moist burn pads. I'll have some with me in Atlanta and I'll give you one to try. They are fantastic,

JudyH

Thanks Judy. What happened is I have been wearing this gob of silicone on the end of my liner, but wanted to try these silicone pads, but didn't have enough there, and I didn't realize what was happening til the second day and I got little blisters. I went back to wearing the "gob" until I got an addtional pad and now it seems fine. I hope to be getting measured for another socket sometime after the conference.

Safe traveling!

Susan

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Good Afternoon,

I've always used 2" wide 3m microfoam tape to cover my water blisters. I get it at my doctor's office or pick it up at a pharmacy. I've even considered buying it from 3m website. I hope this helps out. Jerry

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