CGM itchy site

(Gina) #1

Has anyone had problems with their cgm site itching like crazy, so much that you had to change it out because you couldn't take it anymore? Today, I had to pull mine out, I was going insane. It felt like when you have a bad mosquito bite that you can't stop itching.

Hopefully, new site won't itch! UGH!

(figure skater girl) #2

that would drive me crazy! my infusion site was itching once but luckily it went away!

(smile) #3

Yup! I get that a lot. Try any itch stopping cream like benadryl, it works great for me ;-)

(system) #4

i don't have a cgm, but my sites always itch like crazy. my skin is really sensitive and blisters around the adhesive, then scars after i change the site. i'm awesome like that.

(seecreutz) #5

I have more "dry skin" itchies than anything else, if that is what you are talking about.  After I am done with a site, I put hand lotion on it and let the skin regenerate into healthy, soft skin.  I've never had to remove the CGM though due to itchies. 

(sarahslp) #6

Can you ask the company you use if they have a different adhesive. I'm more sensitive to some than others myself...