PICC Line problems...

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Kelso
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/16/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
So I had a PICC Line in from Oct to the end of Dec last year and had some complications with it as far as having horrible rashes and blisters and all that fun jazz. I would literally rub alcohol on it because the pain was better then the iching or I would hold my blow dryer over it... But anywho, my line has been out for 4 months and I'm still have problems with my arm. It's soo ichy at times (definitly not as bad as before) and I randomly have rashes reappear on my arm around the site. Is this normal to have so long after the line has been pulled?

Razzle
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   Posted 4/17/2009 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
This doesn't sound normal to me... What does your doctor say about your symptoms? Has anyone cultured your site to make sure it isn't some kind of residual infection?
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Pleural Effusion), Colloidal Silver (used topically).


Kelso
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/18/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't gone back to the doctor's...I was trying to avoid that. Guess that should be my next step...
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