Does anyone know of any oils or lotions that work to help heal infusion sites and regenerate heal faster. Just trying to think of ways to optimize skin health to preserve sites. Thank you and love this forum!
My husband introduced me to raw shea butter, which you’ll probably find in international markets. You can get it in a tub or a block - I don’t know if there is an advantage to one over the other but I prefer the tub as its softer and gentler to apply. I used it on a scar following hand surgery several years ago - the procedure left a lot of hard scar tissue at the base of my thumb which was uncomfortable, but eventually it did go away.
Some lotions have shea butter in them - I can’t speak for how they work so recommend the raw version.
I started reading injections in 1963 - one a day until I was introduced to MDI out of college (I started using a pump about 10 years later, and a CGM a few years after that). I occasionally do hit some scar tissue but it has not been a big problem. Rotating sites is probably the best thing you can do to keep it from forming in the first place.
@Mars , the best “healing lotion” is time. Yes, that means site rotation, and with only finding an insertion place for your pump every three days, there is plenty of healing time. Think of your abdomen - there you have at least eight distinctive areas, so that means 25 days between use. and each of those eight areas has plenty of room for countless injections/infusions.