Re: [IP] Speaking of infection
I never had an infection from an injection into the abdomen. As a pumper for
8 months, I have had 2 infected sites. May I also mention I am allergic to
the patch that sticks on the abdomen. I have to use tegaderm underneath and I
cannot cleanse the site with anything but soap & water and one pass of the
alcohol swab. Barbara Z.
----- I was on MDI for 20 years-always used my abdomen..always used alcohol
clean syringes. In the last year I had cellulitis twice on my adbomen, the
last time, it became systemic and had me hospitalized for 7 days. Doctors
talked repeatedly about surgery, though for what precisely I still don't
After this, my endo told me not to come back unless I was on pump. I was
nervous to use the pump as I had been told the abdomen was still the best
place to use for sites, and in truth, am yet to get one to work anywhere
else. I have been pumping for 7 months and so far not a single problem with
infection on/around any site.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nan Humphrey" <email @ redacted<mailto:email @ redacted>>
To: <email @ redacted<mailto:email @ redacted>>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Speaking of infection
> No infections from either finger sticks or infusion sights, but tonight I
> that the new sight I had started yesterday with comforts had a raspberry
> bruise the size of a ostrich egg on my abdomen.
> email @ redacted<mailto:email @ redacted> wrote:
> Since the discussion of possible infection has been brought up in regards
> finger sticks, I have a question about possible infection at the site of
> infusion. I am immunosuppressed due to medication I have to take for
> autoimmune illnesses...and I have to be especially careful about exposure
> potential infection. One thing that has been holding me back about getting
> pump is the concern about this...on my part and that of my physicians.
> Question: Has anyone ever ended up with an infection from their pump? Do
> have any sense of why you got the infection? Was it superficial skin or
> did it
> become systemic?
> Again, any thoughts or insights into this issue would be greatly
> Thanks a lot.
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