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Use Cavilon to avoid skin damage if you use kinesiology tape regularly

I have found kinesiology tapes to be very useful in managing chronic pain due to fibromyalgia. It has been very useful to me in also managing the pain due to shoulder tendinitis. In fact, kinesiology taping was the only way that I could brush with my right arm when affected with shoulder tendinitis.

However, applying tapes repeatedly over the course of several weeks starts damaging the skin and it becomes difficult to remove the tapes also. This is especially true for regions where the skin is a relatively softer like the anterior neck and  area near to armpits.

Cavilon has been very helpful to me by making it easier to remove the kinesiology tape thereby reducing the chance of the skin getting damaged.



Using Cavilon is straightforward. Just before applying the kinesiology tape, you just spray it over the area on which the tape is to be applied.

It is relatively costly but if you have to use the kinesiology tape over a long period, there does not seem to be any other alternative except to risk a chance of damaging your skin and then having to pay for expensive doctor visits not to mention the suffering and agony and the skin burning that one has to endure. For me, one bottle lasts approximately 3 months if I am changing the kinesiology tape every week on my shoulder with probably one day without the tape after every couple of weeks.

Also, here is a good video that explains how to remove the kinesiology tape with minimal discomfort and damage to the skin. The only thing I would add is to try using coconut oil while removing the tape. If you have time, you can try applying the oil over the tape and then let it sit for several minutes and then slowly remove the tape.




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