Hi, friends. I have a weird, intermittent skin reaction to my Omnipod and wonder if anyone else has had the same problem.
Three times now, when using the abdomen as my pump site, I’ve developed a crazy itchy blister under the adhesive. Of course I take the pod off and switch sites. When I remove the pod the itchy blister will tear and the skin will be raw and red, almost like a serious burn. It oozes and the ooze sticks to my clothes, so that when I peel them away the skin tears and bleeds and oozes some more. It takes weeks to heal!
The first time this happened I saw my GP who said she’d never seen anything like it. She thought it might be a contact dermatitis. She gave me a broad spectrum antibiotic cream which didn’t work at all, then a steroid cream, ditto. Eventually the irritated areas crusted over and healed.
It is SO random. It doesn’t happen every time I use my abdomen. I alternate sites religiously - tummy, arms, thighs, and lower back - and am super careful about hygiene protocols. Has anybody got any ideas? Thanks!