After Nicholas’ collision with the floor the other day, and the subsequent wound on his chin, I purchased a box of the Nexcare Waterproof Bandages (he’s still drooling while teething) to keep the area dry. When I took the bandage off last night, everything looked fine … but this morning he has a red welt around the wound, in the shape of the bandage! I’m assuming this is an allergic reaction to the adhesive.
I’ve never seen this before, so I’m not sure if I should do anything about it (other than stop using those bandages on him). Anyone with more experience have an opinion? Are there any good brands of hypo-allergenic bandages on the market (in Canada) that are good for using on small children?
2011-06-30: I love that this post has given others a place to share their experiences. We have used bandages over the last couple of years with no further allergy issues, thank goodness, but have not used that brand again. I don’t know if he would still react to them, but best not to risk it.