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grannah63's picture grannah63
medical
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:57pm

Have developed a rash around the exit area. LVAD coordinators have not recommended anything to relieve the itch. Can anyone help me. Thanks

fredL's picture fredL
Rash at driveline site
Mon, 04/17/2017 - 6:57pm

My people suggested a hydrocortisone cream, applied with a Q-tip and left on under the new bandage. Ask your pharmacist for a brand name. I tried it a couple times, but maybe even more important was we experimented with the different "washers" that go around the driveline to see if I was allergic to the antiseptics, and now we're currently not using any.