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To the Editor:—
Every once in a while, one has a patient who cannot tolerate adhesive tape. Two patients who for over 25 years have been unable to tolerate adhesive tape on repeated occasions with various medicaments under the tape responded very well to therapy with antihistamines while the tape was on their skins, and I thought perhaps other physicians might wish to try this method also. In neither of these cases was there any pressure on the patient such as one would apply in strapping the chest or ankle or around the hips. Therefore, I do not yet know if this will work when tape is under pressure. The first patient was taking solution of chlorprophenpyridamine (Chlor-Trimeton) maleate mixed with a penicillin injection (actually 40 mg. daily, but I believe that 20 would do). The second patient took 50 mg. of tripelennamine (Pyribenzamine) and only needed three tablets in
Becker HF. ADHESIVE TAPE DERMATITIS. JAMA. 1954;156(11):1104. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950110066023