?? IR Sauna use and PICC line ??

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va/nj lyme patient
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   Posted 2/23/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I would like to purchase an IR Sauna for detoxification. 
I am hoping any members with knowledge about using an IR sauna and PICC lines might be willing to provide me some advice.  I'd like to ensure my PICC site remains infection free.
I read the board daily but barely ever post.  I'd like to thank you for all the information I've received from this board! :)

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   Posted 2/23/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   

I suggest alking with your doctor about this.  I would not advise doing this with a PICC line.  An infection can be very dangerous.  You can always do it once the line is out.

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   Posted 2/23/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told to stay away from sources of intense heat such as saunas and hot tubs with PICC lines...
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Cipro (for G-tube site infection).

va/nj lyme patient
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/23/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your insight and advice!  I appreciate it. I will stay away from the sauna until I am PICC line free.  :)
Thanks again!
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