We’re chugging along with the Dexcom G6 and for the most part, the sensors caused no skin irritation. However, this last sensor did cause some irritation. I know Dexcom last changed their adhesive in 2019, so we know that isn’t the issue.
The only thing I can think of is that we usually remove the expired sensors right after shower, which makes it a bit easier to remove. This last time, we got preoccupied and forgot about it until a few minutes after shower. It was a little tougher to take off. I’m hoping that’s it, but I just want to prepare in case we need a barrier.
The Dexcom site says Smith and Nephew Skin prep/no-sting skin prep is preferred due to its protection and moderate adhesive properties. I’m not sure if we need any extra adhesion. We currently just use the sensor patch and overlay from Dexcom and that usually does the trick.
There is also Smith and Nephew IV Prep, which does not have the adhesive properties, which might be better.
Wondering if anyone has used either of these products or if there is a good one you use.