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« on: October 02, 2005 07:33:25 AM »

I have very sensitive skin. The metal on my bra clasp makes me itch and get a rash. Angry Has anyone here heard of a way to cover bra clasp metal with a non-irritating coating (not sure what that might be)? Any other ideas? Thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2005 07:34:05 AM »

Maybe try coating it with nail polish..?
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2005 07:41:06 AM »

that's what i'd say... clear nailpolish...
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2005 07:56:48 AM »

Maybe if the nailpolish doesn't work you could try covering it with either some moleskin or even a band-aid.  I guess you would have to change it each time to changed your bra, but it might help.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2005 08:05:37 AM »

I have very sensitive skin. The metal on my bra clasp makes me itch and get a rash. Angry Has anyone here heard of a way to cover bra clasp metal with a non-irritating coating (not sure what that might be)? Any other ideas? Thanks!  Smiley

huh . . . my belt makes me have a rash, too, but only if I get sweaty. i just put a salve on it and some benedryl (so i don't scratch it and make it worse) and it mostly stays away.

once, i found a bra at vicki's secret (in the sale bins because i am cheap) that had a plastic clasp. i loved it once i got the hand of opening and closing it, except that the bra was only one layer and i can't wear one layer bras. i wonder if you could get plastic clasps some place, though?

what about sewing an extra fabric flap under the metal clasp, long enough to reach both sides so you can put the bra over your head? it would bunch a little, but a little bunching is a small price to pay for no more rash, right?
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2005 08:08:20 AM »

perhaps you could get a thin piece of fabric and after clasping your bra, wrap it around the clasp area so the metal wouldnt be touching you. you could secure it somehow... a small piece of velcro maybe?
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2005 10:04:08 AM »

I had this problem with a bra before, and with my jeans.  Turns out I'm allergic to the metal in them.  The only thing I found that helped was to put medical tape over the metal bits.  It sticks really well, the adhesive doesn't come off on your skin, and you can leave it on until you wash it next.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2005 03:28:16 PM »

Thank you for all your quick and helpful replies. Grin Right now I'm off metal bra clasps altogether--just a plain sports bra and some hydrocortisone for the rash. Here's what I'll try first:

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I had this problem with a bra before, and with my jeans.  Turns out I'm allergic to the metal in them.  The only thing I found that helped was to put medical tape over the metal bits.  It sticks really well, the adhesive doesn't come off on your skin, and you can leave it on until you wash it next.
This sounds nice and easy.

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perhaps you could get a thin piece of fabric and after clasping your bra, wrap it around the clasp area so the metal wouldn't be touching you. you could secure it somehow... a small piece of velcro maybe?
This will require a consult with my sister who sews, but willing to try.

I'm a little leery of the clear nail polish only because my skin is so sensitive. I've never painted my nails much.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2005 06:05:22 PM »

I'm a little leery of the clear nail polish only because my skin is so sensitive. I've never painted my nails much.

If you use clear nail polish, make sure the polish is completely dry when you put the bra on. I've had a bad experience with putting polish on a rip in pantyhose and the polish wasn't completely dry so when I took them off later that day...well, let's just say it hurt like a mother. >__<

I'm allergic to the metal in jeans and belts too. My doctor says it's because it's nickel and since nickel is such a cheap metal it's very irritating to people with sensitive skin. Too bad companies like using nickel so much.  Sad
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2005 04:53:05 AM »

I've never had a problem with bra straps or belts, but i cant wear most watches because they have nickel backs and make my wrist get itchy and sore.
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