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From my uni days we were told that, ' Opsite acts as a second skin' but I have never really used it and wondered in what instances you would use it and also if there were any contraindication issues? Just in case I was missing out on something.
I read in another thread that it was used for burning feet syndrome, so it probably has multiple uses - Am I missing out on something here?
i use it for above ,but also like the flexi opsite placed over a really cracked heel
dedride first then apply and tape down leave on for 4 to 5 days. stops the area opening up after treatment and the area heals up well.
I am wondering about its use for painful neuropathy. I had used it before in clinic on diabetic patient experiencing disturbances in sensation which worked pretty well. However, as I looked into the literature to justify this practice in my new work place, I have not found any substantial evidences for the use of Opsite spray on improving neuropathic pain. The only trial I found was the one conducted by Foster et al. 1994 on Opsite film. Anyone come across any other evidences to support its use?
I would also like to ask is there much difference between the Opsite spray and the Opsite film? I remember reading somewhere as well that the latter increases the risks of bacterial and fungal infection.
i have used it occasionally for diabetic neuropathy pain with mixed results
i havent tused the opsite spray, but have used the opsite flexifix which seemed to work better
but first they need to control their diabetes better
its great to make padding stick better especially on sweaty feet or if a product has been applied making the area greasy. also agree with ajs604 and its great on small cuts or areas of frictions/abrasion