Can anyone recommend a reliable, safe waterproof PICC Protector?
There was a brochure in my llmd's office for Dry Pro and the pharmacist happened to suggested the exact same one so I went ahead and purchased it thinking I was getting the best protection for my PICC. Well, I took a shower last night and when I took off the PICC protector noticed quite a bit of blood (to me any amount of blood is quite a bit and too much-lol) and sort of freaked out. lol I called the nursing service immediately and when the nurse arrived she told me that the PICC protector caused the problem and told me not to use this type of protector again. She suggested plastic wrap but I'm not comfortable with wrapping my arm up and don't trust that it, or the way I wrap it, will keep the water out.
Dry Pro, which is the one that supposedly caused this problem, is the type of protector that is pretty tight and then you have to pump all the air out before getting in the shower/water.
I'm sure there are many people who have used Dry Pro with no problems but please be aware that for many it does cause problems. To be on the safe side I would suggest not using this brand with a PICC. The nurse told me that she has had a few of these incidents within the last few months and is now advising all her patients to not use Dry Pro.