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Three weeks ago i had a cathether removed from my chest & new one inserted. Several days later a rash appeared. Rash better but still itchy.

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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Dermatitis

Is there a dressing over the site? It probably is a allergic reaction to a product used to cover the site or cleanse the area.
Some people develop sensitivity to these products. If the site looks red, hot and angry, this is a sign of a possible serious infection at the site and needs to be looked at. If the rash persists you may need to work with your doctor to change the products being used.

In brief: Dermatitis

Is there a dressing over the site? It probably is a allergic reaction to a product used to cover the site or cleanse the area.
Some people develop sensitivity to these products. If the site looks red, hot and angry, this is a sign of a possible serious infection at the site and needs to be looked at. If the rash persists you may need to work with your doctor to change the products being used.
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