An allergic reaction to bandage adhesive isn’t the only reason to buy TapeRelief. Maceration of the skin is literally defined as as the softening and breaking down of skin resulting from prolonged exposure to moisture. One of the ways this develops is from a wound that requires constant bandaging for a prolonged period of time as the skin underneath gets stuffy and sweaty.
TapeRelief was created to help with skin maceration treatment, but in what might be one of the very best reasons for avoiding macerated skin treatment altogether it was recently discovered that macerated skin was the culprit behind a somewhat disturbing viral video, according to the U.K. news site DailyMail.Co.Uk.
Dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, known as Dr. Pimple Popper, has made something of a living off of taping and displaying some of her procedures to help people with their own wound care treatments. In one of her recent videos that has since been viewed by almost 600,000 people, Dr. Lee is show cutting into a large, grape-sized swelling on the back of a man’s head.
As she makes the incision and proceeds to squeeze the contents out, a rather repulsive, maggot-like cyst pops out and is eventually popped of all its puss-like contents.
“When it came out it came out straight. It was pushing up in one direction like a horn,” Dr. Lee said. “It’s macerated skin, wet skin. The wall is firm. It’s like a jelly bean. It’s like rubber; if I squeeze it, it bounces back.”
The epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis are the three layers of tissue that make up human skin, which covers a surface area of about 18 square feet on most adults. The top layer, the epidermis, does not contain blood vessels. It is only about one-tenth of a millimeter thick and is made of 40 to 50 rows of stacked cells called squamous cells or keratinocytes.
As Dr. Lee points out, the stuff inside was not actually pus, but macerated skin caused by what’s known as a Pilar cyst. While they’re not necessarily a serious medical condition, they are hard to look at and a good reason to consider proper maceration wound care.
By regularly using TapeRelief you can better prevent situations like this from ever arising, and eliminate the need for skin maceration treatment from people like Dr. Lee altogether.