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We finally solved my younger son's Dexcom allergy!

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by ecs1516, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. ecs1516

    ecs1516 Approved members

    Dec 11, 2007
    Some background. Younger son tried Dexcom seven 7+ in 2009. After about a month he developed an allergy like looked like a chemical burn. I posted back then pictures and things we tried to solve it. Could not figure it out and moved him back to Abbott Navigator until it left the US. Love/Hate relationship with that thing. After that we moved him to Minimed Sof sensor and the Guardian. He had no allergy problems with that CGM. Then moved him to ENlite with the 730g. We had tried Tough pad years ago. We may have tried Flonase once? Not at the same time with Tough pad. Friend of mine suggested trying the two things together. That worked perfect. So I had bought the G4 system again this year trying things. We first apply flonase and let it dry. Then apply Johnson and Johnson Tough pad after warming it in my hand. I then apply Dexcom. We shoot straight through, no hole punched out. I actually think he skin looks better after wearing the tough pad. Older son Has been wearing Dexcom since 2009 , no allergy for him. So Enlite goes on the shelf for now. Maybe indefinitely . Oh, we apply strips of Opsite on the edges of Tough pad to make sure it does not lift up.

    There was someone else back then on here that could not find a fix. It was a dad, not sure his name or if he is still on here. If you are , give this a try.
  2. sszyszkiewicz

    sszyszkiewicz Approved members

    Dec 24, 2013
    That is what we do with the only exception being we have a prescription for Flovent, an asthma medication, which is a powder and goes on dry. Works like a charm.
  3. Tomdiorio

    Tomdiorio Approved members

    Jan 10, 2011
    Sorry all. I know this is an older post...

    esc1516, That may have been me. My son was at the endo this morning and she said to try Flonase for infusion sets because sometimes like look really bad and have been hurting him. So I searched here to see if anyone has used Flonase in a similar situation. Glad to hear it worked out for you. Considering this post is a year and a half old, is this situation still working for you? I have heard of others using the tough pad but cutting a hole. Have you had any issues without cutting the hole? Thank you.

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