THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION...
Can I use other adhesives to secure the
Respen-A™ disc to the skin?
Respen-A™ is shipped with a special tape to adhere the disc to the body. Sometimes we have questions from parents regarding seasonal activities or sensitivity issues, and rarely adhesive issues. The following answers and resources are on our website under frequently asked questions (link at bottom of article), FAQ for your future reference:
The tape that comes with the disc is occlusive (keeps all air out) and waterproof- both of which are necessary to keep the disc viable. Therefore, DO NOT use any other tape, or Band-Aids, to seal the disc to the skin.
Some people have skin that does not do well with adhesives, and in these cases the tape doesn't stick well. We recommend the following skin-prep protective to help the tape stay secure:
To use the Skin Prep Protective Dressing, put the Respen-A™ Disc on the skin and wipe around it with the Prep, being careful not to let any of the moisture reach the disc, as moisture will destroy the viability of the disc. When dry, apply the tape that comes with the Respen-A™ Disc to seal the disc to the skin.
Some parents have mentioned that there is redness on the skin where the tape holds the Disc down. It is our experience that this is visual, not painful, and that the redness resolves on its own, usually within a day or two. If your child is saying or indicating that the tape itches, and there is clearly a long-lasting sensitivity issue, here is a reference for some sensitive skin tape that you can use ONLY to apply the Respen-A™ Disc with (see further information below*):
*To use the sensitive skin tape, use it to secure the Respen-A™ Disc to the skin, but because it is not occlusive (doesn’t keep the air out...air will cause the Respen-A™ Disc to be unviable) or waterproof, you must cover the sensitive skin tape with the adhesive tape that came with the Respen-A™ Disc! You should be able to cover the disc completely and not worry about overlapping the sensitive tape- one is wider than the other, so you should be able to avoid skin contact. HOWEVER, you'll need to keep an eye on the tape when your child bathes or swims as water can get underneath the sensitive skin tape- and water will destroy the viability of the Respen-A™ Disc.
If your child will be swimming or bathing, and you don't want to risk destroying the Respen-A™ Disc should water get through, you can remove the disc and store it in the airtight, silver Zip Seal bag that the disc came in, and re-apply when you child is finished. The disc is good for one day of use.
If your child is going to be swimming and you would like to leave the Respen-A™ Disc on, we recommend trying Nexcare Waterproof Tape (also available at Wal-Mart). Completely cover the adhesive- that came with the Respen-A™ Disc- and gently remove when finished swimming:
Are the benefits we see on the first day of Respen-A™ the maximum benefits we will see? And if we see benefits, he has to remain on it for the rest of his life?
No. Improvements should build over time, but in the beginning you may see an abrupt return of symptoms when you remove the disc. As improvements start to build, the gains will last even with the disc off.
I am giving my son Mag07 three times a day and he is extremely constipated...?
That product is intended to be used as an oxygen delivery mechanism for colon cleansing, not as a supplement. Mag07 works with the digestive tract, and you need something that breaks down in the stomach, not the intestines. The only purpose of the magnesium in Mag07, which is an oxygenated item, is that the magnesium stabilizes the oxygen. The oxygen binds to the magnesium. That’s its only purpose, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to get oxygen to the digestive tract. You need to use magnesium as a supplement to clear constipation, and we recommend magnesium oxide.
Is glutathione in any dose or form allowed?
Glutathione is okay but should only be used in low doses as it is an oxygen free radical scavenger. Glutathione is an antioxidant in plants i.e. a phenol. So if a person has phenol sensitivity it will diminish the effects of the Respen-A™. Best to start protocol without it.