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Old site care????

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Tigerlilly's mom, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Tigerlilly's mom

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    Hmmm - another thread got me wondering, am I taking care of Tylers sites?

    When I do a site change - I wipe his new site area with an alchol wipe, while that is drying I pull his old site. THAT'S IT! No care for the old site, and only prep for new one is a good wiping with an alchol pad.

    Am I doing enough care?
     
  2. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    How is his skin? Infections? If the skin and healing and you don't have infections then I'd say you are doing just what he needs.:cwds:
     
  3. Tigerlilly's mom

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    Nope - no infections:cwds:...just wondering if we have just been lucky with no infections and if there is more that I should be doing.
     
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    I have to use adhesive remover due to our steel sets, but after the remover I just wipe down with a warm wash cloth to get the remover off.

    If the old site looks red or enflamed I will but a dab of neosporin and a small circle bandaid, and check the next day.

    Other than that nope.

    I think if you have a system that is working not to worry.
     
  5. manda81

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    We do about the same thing. We use baby oil to remove the old site, sometimes a touch of neosporin on the site directly. For the new sites, we use alcohol wipes and that's it.
     
  6. StillMamamia

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    I do what you do and the site areas are pretty good-looking. The only time I do something extra is if there's bleeding, then a put a bandaid over that.
     
  7. Thoover

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    For almost 4 years we have been doing site changes and we pull off the old and wipe with a paper towl and off she goes. no site infections at all. (NOW KNOCKING ON WOOD)
     
  8. lil'Man'sMom

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    Jen - We don't do anything extra either. No infections to date and skin looks good within a day.
     
  9. gerry speirs

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    Doing EXACTLY the same here and so far no probs...changing every 2 days.
     
  10. kiwiliz

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    I wipe the old site with an alcohol swab. Sounds like I don't need to - but if it is itchy at least it stops her scraping away with her bare fingernails! LOL.
     
  11. mathcat

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    Usually I rip of the old site before my son takes a bath or shower. Then I give the new site once my son is out.

    There are times of being quick that I rip off the old site and do nothing if the site looks fine.

    I try to use betadine though (https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/store/products/details/HMS-6419;JSESSIONID_mmStore=LLhQNwdcpyXJZyTCTPfDpwhyTLmP0jyryclM3XxrvFtyJ3YFmpR2!-420089597!NONE) if I rip of a site anytime other than before bathing. I then wipe the area with a damp washcloth since the betadine is orange and not something I want all over the place.

    My son had a site infection that required a visit to the doctor early on. Since I have taken the listed steps, there have been no problems.
     
  12. foxa71

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    We remove the old site with baby oil then wipe the old site with an alcohol swab. She hasn't had any infections.
     
  13. CamsMom

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    We use IVPrep for Cams new sites. I take the small corner of the IVPrep pad and dab it on the tiny hole. It has alcohol in it and it puts a small seal on the hole where the old site was. :)
     
  14. swimmom

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    Jen - we do the same thing you do. 4 plus years of site changes and no infections. Also knocking on wood!
     

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