My first post here. I’ve been using Omnipod since Dec '19 and have noticed that when I put a pod on my thigh, I notice a hard bump under the cannula site, and itching that starts on day 3. When I remove the pod, there’s a big, hard, red bump, as if I had a bad mosquito bite.
I have found old posts on other sites where people mention that they were able to avoid such skin reactions by inserting the pod on top of a Johnson & Johnson Tough Pad, but the company no longer makes those.
I have seen other hydrocolloid adhesive bandages online, but they look really thick and I can’t imagine a pod staying in place on top of such a bandage. Does anyone have experience w/ this problem and how to resolve it?
The other option I was thinking of was asking my Endo for an updated Rx of pods so that I can change them every 2 days instead of 3 if wearing on my thighs. I never have this problem on my abdomen, occasionally on my lower back, and almost never on my upper arms.
Thanks a lot!