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    Latex vs Silicon coated vs Silicon

    For anyone that has developed a latex sensitivity/allergy after years of using latex catheters for an SPC, did anyone try using silicon coated catheters with any success?

    I developed a latex allergy after about 12 years using an SPC. I have used silicone ones since but had issues with increased spasm due to the rigidity of them. After many trials the one I had found that works has now been discontinued after 13 years and the new silicon ones I've trialled so far my body has rejected. So I'm now on the hunt for something that works for my body, as id never used silicon coated wonder if this may work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by floyd View Post
    For anyone that has developed a latex sensitivity/allergy after years of using latex catheters for an SPC, did anyone try using silicon coated catheters with any success?

    I developed a latex allergy after about 12 years using an SPC. I have used silicone ones since but had issues with increased spasm due to the rigidity of them. After many trials the one I had found that works has now been discontinued after 13 years and the new silicon ones I've trialled so far my body has rejected. So I'm now on the hunt for something that works for my body, as id never used silicon coated wonder if this may work?
    Try this catheter: http://www.poiesismedical.com/products/duette/
    This company will send samples to you.

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    Thanks gjnl, will see if they ship to New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by floyd View Post
    Thanks gjnl, will see if they ship to New Zealand
    Sorry I didn't pay attention to your location. I don't know if Poiesis will ship internationally or not.

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