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Best Way to Bandage a Very Sweaty Hand

Okay, so here it goes... I have recently developed an issue with excessive sweating in my hands. I have no idea how and why it is happening. It's not so much of an issue, except for the fact that I have a condition that requires me to bandage my finger for a couple of weeks at a time every now and then... My question is, do any of you know any way I'll be able to get a band aid to stay on my finger even with the sweating issue? I'm afraid that when I wear gloves, the band aid is going to slide right off, and where my condition is contagious to others and to other areas on my body, I would prefer this to not happen. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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Use a larger bandage and wrap it around itself, then cover it with snugly fitting gauze and tape.  Good luck.
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That's not a bad idea... If anyone else wants to chime in as well, I'm all ears!
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I was just reading about bandages that you can apply to sweaty hands and will not slide off. I think there called Treat It Right Bandages. I hope this helps you. Good luck!
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I do believe those are made by 3M under the Nexcare line...
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I just read something online about something called 'Tincture of Benzoin' which is apparently an adhesive that can be applied to the skin prior to applying a bandage... Has anyone heard of this stuff?
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Yes, and most typically it is used for use with steri-strips to help hold them in place.  However, it stings really badly if it gets into the wound site, and it stains clothes very easily.  
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What using skin tac? If it's strong enough to hold diabetic equipment, I think it should be able to hold a band aid through extreme sweaty conditions?
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I don't know what skin tac is, I was referring to tincture of benzoin!
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Sorry... I meant 'what about using skin tac', but since you were unaware of it, the grammar issue on my part really doesn't matter. It's a liquid skin adhesive that is commonly used to keep insulin pumps in place on the body. It doesn't have alcohol and apparently wont affect allergies as well.
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Ah...got it.  WE call it Dermabond.  Isn't if funny how many names the same thing can have?  
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That is very true... Well, at least I know I have a couple of different options in case something happens. I do appreciate your input! :)
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My pleasure!  Good luck with your options!
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