Hy Tape

hy tape

One of the biggest obstacles I finally overcame in battling recurrent/constant over granulation tissue (proud flesh, granuloma, etc) was not being able to use ANY sort of medical tape to secure my peg tube and keep it from moving throughout  the day.

Leave any medical tape on my skin more than  few hours, and blisters will spring up.

In my lifetime, I thought I’d tried them all. (Medipore, Transpore. Micopore, Tegaderm film, Nexcare, Smith & Nephew OpSite Flexifix Transparent Film. .. and the list could go on and on.  I can’t even tolerate Cavilon barrier film, which  is supposed to protect skin from tape adhesives!

I saw Hy Tape on Amazon, read many reviews for it, went to the Hy Tape website, and read what they had to say. On the Hy Tape website, there is an order form to request a sample, so I did.  The samples (generous amount) arrived in the mail within a few days.

The adhesive used for Hy tape is zinc oxide based.  That is what sets it apart.

I have found I can leave this tape on much  longer than other adhesive  medical tape, but eventually,  it too, will cause blisters.

I have purchased directly from Hy Tape, as well as from Amazon.  If purchasing from Amazon, pay attention to the vendor supplying it.  I have had no problem with Diabetes Health Supplies.  Even though they are not “Prime” eligible, orders from them always arrive very quickly, and have always been genuine and undamaged.  I have had problems with another Amazon vendor, but do not wish to list the name here, as they very well may not have known the tape was defective, and there was no problem returning for a refund.

Hy tape has not compensated me in any way for this review.  They don’t even know that I’m writing it.

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Here is the link to Amazon:http://amzn.to/2csuxqz