I have been on antibiotic for an accidental cat scratch puncture wound(bathed my kitty and forgot the clip her claws) and was using band aid sport band etc. I was itching at the site of the wounds and thought it was due to the healing. But yesterday am, I started to realize it was more than this and noticed a rash and some systemic symptoms, itching, tingling, mild throat swelling/numbness- I often get these from low bg too so it's confusing.
I have a mild latex allergy but I've never had any problem with bandaids before now. I ended up taking a benedryl and fell asleep, took off the bandaids and it seems to be recovering. I read the info and it says the "packaging" has latex in it- I'm not sure what they mean by this? Do the band aids have latex? Is it a new adhesive? I had that problem with the cgm adhesive also but it wasn't as bad as this reaction.
Are there any totally latex free band aids? For now I'm using no bandages and just antibiotic ointment.
Has anyone had this happen to them and what did you do?