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12-20-2017, 01:06 PM   #1
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How do I shower with a Picc Line?

Hi so I had another relapse and have been in hospital for a week with hydrocortisone and IV fluids. Today they put a picc line in as my veins are all damaged from the cannulas and they said itís better for the long term with me being on treatment; although they may have to stop vedoluzimab as it doesnít seem to be working that well, but it does depend on the CT scan tomorrow morning.

My question is, does anyone here have a picc line and how do you shower without it getting wet? The radiographer told me that getting it wet it will cause an infection and I really donít want to end up in a bigger mess than I already am. I have seen plastic cling films hat can go over the line, but are they worth buying?
12-20-2017, 01:39 PM   #2
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Did a quick search - found this interesting video/tutorial.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOfUgcS58gM
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12-20-2017, 02:12 PM   #3
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I had a picc line in for a month a number of years ago when I had Lyme disease. I actually canít remember whether I showered or just had baths. I think your best bet would be to get one of those ďcast coveringĒ things. Iím assuming it is in your arm? I also used the tubular material they put on before casts to keep it covered. It was really easy to use and I had no problems with it.
12-20-2017, 02:38 PM   #4
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the hospital had me use normal cling film
Give it a good wrap in that and you should be ok
Mine survived
Hope you feel better soon
The dressing round it should have a degree of waterproof too
12-20-2017, 03:12 PM   #5
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I had a picc line in for a month a number of years ago when I had Lyme disease. I actually canít remember whether I showered or just had baths. I think your best bet would be to get one of those ďcast coveringĒ things. Iím assuming it is in your arm? I also used the tubular material they put on before casts to keep it covered. It was really easy to use and I had no problems with it.
It is in my arm. I was thinking around the same thing.
12-20-2017, 03:13 PM   #6
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the hospital had me use normal cling film
Give it a good wrap in that and you should be ok
Mine survived
Hope you feel better soon
The dressing round it should have a degree of waterproof too
Okay. I actually havenít been told how to cover it, just to keep it away from water. I will do thanks
12-20-2017, 04:41 PM   #7
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Okay. I actually havenít been told how to cover it, just to keep it away from water. I will do thanks
To be fair, I had to ask them!
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