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    This "bubble" appeared the day after my husband changed my sp catheter. It is red and raised, within the site of the spot the catheter is inserted. Any clue what it is or what i should do?
    Any help is much appreciated!
    Kim

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    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 18 Mar 2016, 7:04 PM.
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      #3
      Skin issue

      This "bubble" appeared the day after my husband changed my sp catheter. It is red and raised, within the site of the spot the catheter is inserted. Any clue what it is or what i should do?
      Any help is much appreciated!
      Kim
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        #4
        It looks like a blister to me. Is it fluid filled? Was Betadine used to clean the skin before insertion? Could you be allergic to Betadine? Does the size/shape change if you deflate the balloon (without removing the catheter)?

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #5
          Originally posted by kimmyj33 View Post
          This "bubble" appeared the day after my husband changed my sp catheter. It is red and raised, within the site of the spot the catheter is inserted. Any clue what it is or what i should do?
          Any help is much appreciated!
          Kim
          Does it seem to have fluid in it or is it a hard nodule?

          All the best,
          GJ

          PS: Sorry...typing and posting at the same time KLD was posting.

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            #6
            We used betadine to clean prior to insertion, I'm not allergic. I am getting into bed after dinner, my husband will deflate and see what happens.
            If it's a blister should it be covered/uncovered? What would cause this? Never had this before.

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              #7
              Was the Betadine washed off after insertion? It should be.

              Put a light coat of antibiotic ointment (like Bacitracin) over it and cover lightly with a non-adherent dressing. Don't pop it.

              (KLD)
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                #8
                The catheter looks as though it might be latex. Any possibility that you have developed a latex allergy or sensitivity?

                You may want to consider changing to the Poiesis Duette Catheter. http://www.poiesismedical.com/products/duette/

                All the best,
                GJ

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                  Was the Betadine washed off after insertion? It should be.

                  Put a light coat of antibiotic ointment (like Bacitracin) over it and cover lightly with a non-adherent dressing. Don't pop it.

                  (KLD)
                  Thank you! We have been using an antibiotic ointment. It's still the same, didn't get any worse.

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                    #10
                    Did you see the question above about possible latex allergy?

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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