You know the feeling. Someone is removing a well-stuck-on Band-Aid or medical tape from your arm. You grimace, the skin on the wound area stretches, your arm hairs pull out at the roots as the tape is peeled off – OUCH!
The 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape offers an alternative to traditional medical tape, one that doesn’t stick aggressively to your skin. If you or someone you know has special medical needs, consider using this “ouchless” medical tape.
This 3M™ tape, which looks and feels almost like paper tape, is made using an adhesive which is engineered to be stable. It does not get stickier over time as most traditional tape and band-aid mastics do.
This is For…
- Baby’s new skin.
- Elderly with “thin” skin.
- Anyone who needs repeated taping of an area (such as a stent or catheter).
- Trauma patient, having areas of new tender skin which are healing.
- Someone with sensitive skin, which reacts to adhesives used in other types of medical tape.
Benefits of this 3M™ Tape
This medical tape is hypoallergenic, great for sensitive skin, and for combating allergic reactions to adhesives. It is easy to tear with only your fingers, so there is no need for scissors or a knife as you apply the tape. When you are working with the tape, it can be gently pulled up and re-laid down multiple times without loosing stickiness.
3M™ Kind Removal Silicone tape is a specialized tape for special needs, costing over two times as much as similar non silicon based tapes. This definitely is a tape to supplement your standard issue medical tape and not a full replacement.
If you or someone in your family could benefit from this tape, consider making the addition to your home medical kit. Take the “OUCH!” factor out of your medical tape, at least for certain kinds of special situations.
Click here for the 3M™ Product specifications.
Product Review – Nerdy Nurse
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Maximizing Adhesion – 3M™
Tape removal Techniques – 3M™
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