My daughter has been on the Dex since October 2013, but in the last couple of months she has developed a horrible reaction to the adhesive (I think). Let me preface this by saying that she wears a pod on her arms and legs with no problem (and I use Cavilon skin barrier then Skin Tac and Mastisol under the pod, along with a waterproof 2x4 bandage over it).
She wears the sensor at the top of her tush, just below her waistline. She has no fat on her stomach, and since we use arms and legs for the pod, the tush is the only other logical place to put it. I have always used Cavilon first then Skin Tac on top of the Dex adhesive as well as Tegaderm. After taking a 9-day break to let her skin heal, I put a new one on but left off the tegaderm, thinking that might be the culprit. I thought that had done the trick but when I took the sensor off 10 days later, her skin was very red and chapped with blisters directly under the transmitter.
And with the new sensor, her skin is already very red and itchy all along the top side of the adhesive. This is so frustrating for me and painful for her. I have a box of Hollister skin gel protective wipes on the way to try as a barrier. If that doesn't work, I'm out of ideas.
Have any of you been through this with yourself or your child? If so, how did you resolve it?