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Re: [IP] itchy site

Could it have anything to do with the fact that I've been sick for a week>?
Maybe I just wasn't careful putting it in...this has never happened before.
I use an IV wipe before I put in the sof set, and I assumed this would be
enough to clean the area.  Is there something else I should use before?


>Hmmm..... you may be an infectious staph carrier. A small but
>significant percentage of the population carries these guys around in
>their nasal passages. They are generally benign unless they get in a
>wound. The method to avoid this problem is to wash hands, use a
>reasonably sterile work surface and DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. This is
>much harder to do than you may realize. Most people do this
>constantly without realizing. Use a providine pad to clean the site,
>let it dry and then wipe of the gunk with an alcohol pad. Proceed as
>you normally would at this point, just avoid touching any of the
>stuff that goes directly on/in the site. Hopefully your not allergic
>to iodine.
>BTW, a site infection can be a big time problem if it gets away from
>you. Consider seeing your doc ASAP for antibiotics unless it is
>resolving NOW. Soak with a very hot compress at least twice a day,
>that will speed healing.
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