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WHAT CAN I DO IF MY PATIENT IS ALLERGIC TO PICC LINE DRESSING

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Replace if needed: Unless a person injures themselves by tearing the skin or superficial vein, and as long as the person did not break off a portion of the catheter leav ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy tests: Allergy tests can generally be performed two ways: skin testing and blood testing. Skin testing is done either via the "scratch" or "prick" testing ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
They generally don't: In allergic reactions, the blood vessels actually dilate. This is what causes the swelling often seen in allergic reactions. On the other hand, deco ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Very rare: Unusual to have a steroid allergy, and perhaps really due to additive components in the pills or liquid preps. However, if you have a relapse, and yo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Allergy testing: This can easily be tested for by an allergist. Ask the doctor to send several options of anesthetic to the allergist (without epinephrine) for testing ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy / penicillin: An allegy specialist can help you determine whether or not you are allergic to penicillin or anything else.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Bp: With 290/150 take your dad to the hospital.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Tick Bite: Usually, removing the tick, washing the site of the bite, and watching for signs of illness are all that is needed. When you have a tick bite, it is i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Allergy Testing: Exposure to flowers and cats can very well be secondary to allergies. You could find this out by evaluation by an allergist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: To be certain, a culture and sensitivity will determine whether your staph (short for staphylococcus) infection is going to respond to that medication ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not much: The menthol, sniffed up your nose, may open your breathing a little.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nothing to do.: Dermabond is fine in selected wounds. If the wound opens up see your doc to have it sutured. Should be okay to shower and get back to relatively nor ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Unclear: There are two overall types of local anesthetics. It is important to know which class you are allergic to. Also, it is important for you to know what ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You could: be having a contact allergy to the product you are using! Change product/check with your Health Care Professional Dr Z
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call 911: If this problem is urgent, you need to call 911 now. In the meanwhile, keep his legs elevated. Antihistamine is not likely to help the immediate probl ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't understand: your question. Please clarify and re-ask.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
GO TO ER NOW: Please do not diagnose yourself. Go to the ER for imaging and if needed urgent medication to prevent a life threatening stroke. Do NOT drive yourself. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Several: products can be used such as Bacitracin , Neosporin, bees wax, petroleum jelly or some expensive stuff they call Tattoo Goo after care. Once healed, t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye drops: I would suggest using warm moist compresses and an antibiotic eye drop such as neosporin. Stand at the sink, get a washcloth good and warm and place ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience Hepatology
Topical spray: Do not rub. Can use 1% topical steroid cream. Rotate sites.
A female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Never heard: Not sure what you are describing. Can you please verify terminology.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: This appears to be a contact allergy or irritant reaction and as such an antihistamine would not likely do anything. Avoidance of the contact agent an ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
??: If you have had a consultation on Health Tap or have asked a question before in this Q & A box I am not able to see those records. You may want to ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Do not cover: Is it acne??? When it drains it will heal.

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