3M Medipore H Soft Cloth Tape
3M Medipore H Soft Cloth Tape

3M Medipore H Soft Cloth Tape

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
  • FSA Approved
  • Latex Free

3M Medipore H Soft Cloth Tape is a hypoallergenic, conformable tape which provides stronger adhesion for challenging applications. The tape is a non-woven polyester and is soft and gentle to skin, reducing the risk of skin irritation. Particularly useful for securing wound dressings, tubing and catheters.

Item #DescPkgPrice 
2861 1" (2.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m) 2/Pack $9.65 $5.99
2861 1" (2.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m) 2/Pack, 12Pk/Case $100.65 $69.99
2862 2" (5cm) x 10yd (9.14m) Each $8.65 $6.45
2862 2" (5cm) x 10yd (9.14m) 12/Pack $115.65 $74.99
2862S 2" (5cm) x 2yd (1.8m), Short Roll 48/Pack $120.60 $79.99
2863 3" (7.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m) Each $15.76 $9.35
2863 3" (7.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m) 12/Pack $150.65 $108.63
2864 4" (10cm) x 10yd (9.14m) Each $24.85 $12.99
2864 4" (10cm) x 10yd (9.14m) 12/Pack $200.85 $142.99
2866 6" (15cm) x 10yd (9.14m) Each $41.66 $22.34
2866 6" (15cm) x 10yd (9.14m) 12/Pack $499.92 $254.79
2868 8" (20cm) x 10yd (9.14m) Each $61.82 $32.72
2868 8" (20cm) x 10yd (9.14m) 6/Pack $300.91 $188.74


  • 3M Medipore H Soft Cloth Tape is porous and breathable
  • Easy to handle, with or without gloves, without curling edges, or sticking to itself
  • Easy-tear perforated rolls for quick tailoring
  • Excellent cross and diagonal stretch accommodates moderate swelling or movement
  • Water-resistant
  • Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients

More Information

  • Suggested Applications:
    - When repeated taping is needed and preservation of "at risk skin" is critical
    - Securing over areas where skin may stretch (e.g., edema, distention, hematoma formation or movement)
  • Taping Instructions:
    - Start with clean, dry skin
    - It sticks best to clean, dry surfaces so try to minimize moist conditions as much as possible
    - Touch the sticky surface of the tape as little as possible
    - Place the Medipore H tape without tension onto the skin
    - Encircling a limb completely with tape may become hazardous to blood flow
    - The adhesive on the Medipore H surgical tape is pressure sensitive meaning it is designed to adhere best when gentle, but firm, finger or hand pressure is applied rubbing the tape into place
  • Skin Care Condition Type:
    - Peri-tube skin irritation
    - Tracheostomy site trauma
    - Trauma from tapes and dressings
  • IV Related Condition Type:
    - Arterial catheter, CVC dialysis, CVC implanted port
    - CVC PICC, CVC short-term, CVC Tunneled, epidural catheter

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers

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What if I used a moisturizer (cream) or an adhesive remover and need to tape over the same area?
Sara Lemon - 9/24/2015 3:56:41 AM
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Reassess the skin. If you wish to retape over an area where you used adhesive remover or moisturizer, you will either need to remove the moisturizer or adhesive remover or use a moisturizer that allows you to tape over it. Some moisturizers (creams) that allow you to retape may actually increase adhesion of some tapes on some people, so it is important to use good technique for subsequent tape removal. 

You may wish to protect areas that will be exposed to repeated taping with an alcoholfree barrier film such as Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film. Removing the tape will also remove the barrier film, so the film should be reapplied and allowed to dry between tapings.
Customer Service - 9/24/2015 4:00:54 AM
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What is the best way to remove tape?
Nancy - 9/24/2015 3:55:56 AM
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Proper tape removal is critical in reducing the occurrence of traumatic skin injuries such as skin stripping. First, loosen the edges of the tape. You may “start” an edge of the tape by pressing a small piece of tape onto the corner, like a pop tab, and lifting – pressure sensitive adhesive! Stabilize the skin with one finger. Remove the tape “low and slow” in the direction of hair growth. 

Keep the tape close to the skin surface and pulled back over itself. Removing tape at an angle will increase tension on the epidermis and increase the risk of mechanical trauma. As the tape is removed, continue to support the newly exposed skin. Support close to the “peel edge” is particularly important for thin or easily distensible skin. 

For tape that is strongly adhered to skin or hair, you may consider using a medical grade adhesive remover or moisturizer (moisturizer) to soften the adhesive. 3M tape adhesives are not readily dissolved in alcohol. Hair presents special challenges. It can be difficult to obtain good initial adhesion over hair and yet, difficult to remove tape from hair after a time. Hair tends to grow medial to lateral, sometimes downward.

A technique that may be helpful in removing tape from hair is to catch the upper, medial edge of the tape. Peel the edge of the tape back, forming a small triangle. Supporting the skin adjacent to the tape, glide a small amount of moisturizer on the leading (peel) edge of the tape. 

This is often enough to soften the adhesive and release it from hair. Continue to remove the tape “low and slow, back over itself” while gliding the moisturizer along the edge.
Customer Service - 9/24/2015 4:00:10 AM
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How can I increase tape adhesion?
Dale - 9/24/2015 3:55:25 AM
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The key concepts to maximize adhesion are: 
• Start with clean, dry skin 
• Touch the sticky surface of the tape as little as possible 
• Apply sufficient pressure to the tape to get the adhesive into the nooks and crannies of the skin 
• Cover adequate surface area so that the tape can support the tubing or dressing 
• Obtain full contact between the tape and the skin or tubing so that moisture cannot slip between the two and loosen the tape 

Most adhesives stick best to clean, dry surfaces so try to minimize moist conditions as much as possible. 
• Remove substances that contain emollients or oils, such as most moisturizers and adhesive tape removers. 
• If the skin is very oily, use a mild soap and water to remove the excess oil and pat dry. An alcohol wipe may also be used to remove the excess oil, but since it is very drying, it should be used with care 
• To protect at-risk skin, 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film may be used under the tape. 
• If you are using a prep solution, let it dry completely before applying the tape.
Customer Service - 9/24/2015 3:58:16 AM
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