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Difficult Dressing

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tardis traveler has 21 years experience and specializes in Home Health, Urology, Clinical Trials.

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I have a coccyx wound I am dressing. MD ordered Optifoam. The wound is one cm from anus. The tissue is almost mucosal and I cant get a dressing to stick. I am covering it with tegaderm, but it just doesn't adhere to this delicate and moist tissue. Any ideas out there?

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Maybe try using skin prep to the area around the wound site? Maybe you can try using paper tape as well instead of the tegaderm. I find that paper tape adheres to coccyx wounds better than tegaderm.

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I had a huge stage 4 coccyx wound that I was treating with a wound vac in the same location. Ostomy paste did the trick to get the dressing to stay on.

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tardis traveler has 21 years experience and specializes in Home Health, Urology, Clinical Trials.

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Sounds like great ideas. Thanks.

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Tenebrae has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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Cavity or surface wound?

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