Medical Tapes, Cloth Tapes
Do Medical Tapes Contain Latex?
Some medical tapes may be the cause for skin irritation in patients. Look for the Latex Free, or Hypoallergenic note in surgical tapes.
All of the 3M Medipore Surgical Tapes are latex free and hypoallergenic which makes it ideal for sensitive skin.
Patient Applications For Medical Tapes
- High Exudate Wounds: Choose foam tapes which contain absorption properties
- Swimming/Bathing: Choose waterproof tapes as in elastic tapes, or zinc oxide
- Surgical Tapes: They may be sold in cloth, foam, or paper. Some top picks for surgical tapes are the Medipore tapes, and Dynarex Tapes
- Sports Tapes: See Kinesio and Rock Tapes