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Redness on leg after using hamstrings. Why?

Hi my name is kayla and i'm a 15 yr old sophomore in high school and I'm pretty athletic I've been doing track since 6th grade but this year I pulled my left hamstring on the first week of practice so I was out for a week once I came back I used the kenisiology tape to help and it did my other hamstring started bothering me really bad and I don't know why they are giving me trouble this year but I put some of the tape on my right leg than too so I was having both hamstrings taped everyday for practice and took it off every night but a week ago after taking the tape off my leg had bright red marks on it from where the tape had been so I quit using the tape cause it was tender I really need to use the tape again but my legs have marks of the desing from the tape going all the way down where the tape had been why did the tape do this how can I get rid of it and should I not use it at all anymore?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Hello Kayla
Welcome to Health care magic.
You seem to be having an irritation to the adhesive of kinesiology tape. Irritant contact dermatitis we call it. A topical steroid will help clear it but there is a chance that rash will recur if you use the tape again. I recommend you take a physio's advice on shifting to some other bandage without an adhesive.
Hope this helped
Take care
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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