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Posts posted by Zillah

  1. 40 minutes ago, cheesecakecatastrophe said:

    Thank you! 

    I’ve had redness / rashiness reactions to second skin before (and to adhesives in general), so you’d think I’d know better by now. 🥴

    I’ve been washing with a gentle goat’s milk soap and using Bepanthen three times a day since, although by day 4 (which is tomorrow), I usually switch over to a gentle scent-free lotion like Aveeno twice a day. Would you continue with Bepanthen for longer?

    I would probably take it up to 7 days just to be super safety sure, but if the redness completely vanishes before then you should be okay 🙂

    Also try to avoid adhesives where you can help it, second skin may not be for you!

  2. On 11/20/2020 at 2:46 AM, Hollie said:

    MRSA isn’t spread through air, it’s physical contact with an open wound so either 1. The tattoo shop wasn’t hygienic or 2. The bacteria was on a surface you touched before changing the dressing. I’d say it was more than likely picked up from the tattoo shop and I hope you reported to it to them. 

    I was nursing in a busy inpatient ward at the time, so it's likely I picked it up from my workplace 🙂

    edited to add: Sorry, I didn't mean the MRSA travelled through air, I meant the air and fluids mixed to create the best environment for MRSA to thrive

  3. It looks to me (nurse) that you might be allergic to adhesive tape/second skin

    I would be gently washing 2-3x per day with warm water and a scent free/antibacterial soap for sensitive skin, and using a tattoo cream/bepanthen

    If it starts to blister or the redness begins spreading I would go back to the tattooist or to a GP nurse to check it out for you, particularly if it smells or weeps as you may need antibiotics. It looks okay at the moment though!

  4. 4 hours ago, pootypie said:

    Were your symptoms physically visible after 48 hrs? Any spots/blisters or anything like that, or just the redness and fluids? I'm just asking so I can have some idea of what to watch out for.

    It was wet and gross. A little green tinged, really red and hot, and super sore. I didn't expect it to go so badly so quickly, I'm a nurse and I was still surprised. It smelled bad, I should have clicked earlier.

  5. I had a similar experience where the two sheets of saniderm were overlapping on a large thigh tattoo. Air got in through a gap and brewed a MRSA infection. I was in hospital for 3 weeks and was told I could have lost my leg. I only use antibacterial soap and water now.

    If you stick with the saniderm watch out for increased pain and redness, serous fluids, and an offensive smell. It set in for me within 48hrs.

  6. After being in hospital last December for 2 weeks with cellulitis that was caused by an infection brewing under tegiderm (that had sprung air pockets I had patched over), I will never use the damn stuff again. It was a large area (whole front of thigh) and I could have lost my leg. The infection brewed within 48hrs and became MRSA positive.

    Back to soap and hot water for me, always did the trick before!

  7. Now THAT is going to be cool. Please tell me the tail will be featured :) And good to see you again.

    Yes! The tail will be- it's my favourite part of the lemur! And thanks... I've been caught up with finishing my postgrad over the last 6 months, but it's finally over... for now... good to see you too! :)

  8. Speaking entirely from personal experience, this thread is the reason I don't come back here anymore. I put some personal problems out on the internet, and some people got involved who I don't even know, or care all that much about. Now, every time I come back here, even when I'm just reading threads, I feel like I'm being looked at with sorrowful eyes and weirdly motherly affection from people I have met maybe once or twice or four times or not at all. Don't be too trusting of people on the internet, kids.

    Well, that sucks- but, everyone is different, and some people appreciate the support. No one is compelled to post their problems here. It sounds like you did and then regretted it, but that's hardly a reason to be disrespectful to the people that find it therapeutic.

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