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mamerth
10-08-2009, 01:26 AM
I had my PICC pulled on Monday. I left the gauze bandage on until the next morning. When I put a new bandage on I notice a black scab. The next day I changed the bandage again and the scab was still there. Tonight the scab fell off and I am left with a lovely hole. Ick!

How long does it normally take to heal?? Should I be covering it and caring for it differently?? I really don't want an infection or lots of scaring.

mamerth
10-08-2009, 01:26 AM
I had my PICC pulled on Monday. I left the gauze bandage on until the next morning. When I put a new bandage on I notice a black scab. The next day I changed the bandage again and the scab was still there. Tonight the scab fell off and I am left with a lovely hole. Ick!

How long does it normally take to heal?? Should I be covering it and caring for it differently?? I really don't want an infection or lots of scaring.

mamerth
10-08-2009, 01:26 AM
I had my PICC pulled on Monday. I left the gauze bandage on until the next morning. When I put a new bandage on I notice a black scab. The next day I changed the bandage again and the scab was still there. Tonight the scab fell off and I am left with a lovely hole. Ick!

How long does it normally take to heal?? Should I be covering it and caring for it differently?? I really don't want an infection or lots of scaring.

mamerth
10-08-2009, 01:26 AM
I had my PICC pulled on Monday. I left the gauze bandage on until the next morning. When I put a new bandage on I notice a black scab. The next day I changed the bandage again and the scab was still there. Tonight the scab fell off and I am left with a lovely hole. Ick!

How long does it normally take to heal?? Should I be covering it and caring for it differently?? I really don't want an infection or lots of scaring.

mamerth
10-08-2009, 01:26 AM
I had my PICC pulled on Monday. I left the gauze bandage on until the next morning. When I put a new bandage on I notice a black scab. The next day I changed the bandage again and the scab was still there. Tonight the scab fell off and I am left with a lovely hole. Ick!
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<br />How long does it normally take to heal?? Should I be covering it and caring for it differently?? I really don't want an infection or lots of scaring.

erock77
10-08-2009, 01:53 AM
any access to blood should be closed up by now.
You should be fine, cover it up if it's sensitive or makes you feel better.

erock77
10-08-2009, 01:53 AM
any access to blood should be closed up by now.
You should be fine, cover it up if it's sensitive or makes you feel better.

erock77
10-08-2009, 01:53 AM
any access to blood should be closed up by now.
You should be fine, cover it up if it's sensitive or makes you feel better.

erock77
10-08-2009, 01:53 AM
any access to blood should be closed up by now.
You should be fine, cover it up if it's sensitive or makes you feel better.

erock77
10-08-2009, 01:53 AM
any access to blood should be closed up by now.
<br />You should be fine, cover it up if it's sensitive or makes you feel better.

ej0820
10-08-2009, 02:05 AM
it will heal...it'll take a while, but eventually you'll just be left with a little red dot on your arm. It may even end up pink. I have a couple that are red, and the very first ones I ever got are not very noticeable at all anymore. Once the scab was gone and it didn't bleed, I didn't cover it just b/c it itched if I did, so, keep it covered only if you want to. Sometimes I'll keep them covered too just b/c they tend to look ugly, lol. It's up to you. In a week you'll have very little evidence of a PICC line.

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ej0820
10-08-2009, 02:05 AM
it will heal...it'll take a while, but eventually you'll just be left with a little red dot on your arm. It may even end up pink. I have a couple that are red, and the very first ones I ever got are not very noticeable at all anymore. Once the scab was gone and it didn't bleed, I didn't cover it just b/c it itched if I did, so, keep it covered only if you want to. Sometimes I'll keep them covered too just b/c they tend to look ugly, lol. It's up to you. In a week you'll have very little evidence of a PICC line.

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

ej0820
10-08-2009, 02:05 AM
it will heal...it'll take a while, but eventually you'll just be left with a little red dot on your arm. It may even end up pink. I have a couple that are red, and the very first ones I ever got are not very noticeable at all anymore. Once the scab was gone and it didn't bleed, I didn't cover it just b/c it itched if I did, so, keep it covered only if you want to. Sometimes I'll keep them covered too just b/c they tend to look ugly, lol. It's up to you. In a week you'll have very little evidence of a PICC line.

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

ej0820
10-08-2009, 02:05 AM
it will heal...it'll take a while, but eventually you'll just be left with a little red dot on your arm. It may even end up pink. I have a couple that are red, and the very first ones I ever got are not very noticeable at all anymore. Once the scab was gone and it didn't bleed, I didn't cover it just b/c it itched if I did, so, keep it covered only if you want to. Sometimes I'll keep them covered too just b/c they tend to look ugly, lol. It's up to you. In a week you'll have very little evidence of a PICC line.

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

ej0820
10-08-2009, 02:05 AM
it will heal...it'll take a while, but eventually you'll just be left with a little red dot on your arm. It may even end up pink. I have a couple that are red, and the very first ones I ever got are not very noticeable at all anymore. Once the scab was gone and it didn't bleed, I didn't cover it just b/c it itched if I did, so, keep it covered only if you want to. Sometimes I'll keep them covered too just b/c they tend to look ugly, lol. It's up to you. In a week you'll have very little evidence of a PICC line.
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beleache
10-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Not to worry Carrie, Its pretty normal.. Mine are small white scars .. Glad it is out <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> joni

beleache
10-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Not to worry Carrie, Its pretty normal.. Mine are small white scars .. Glad it is out <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> joni

beleache
10-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Not to worry Carrie, Its pretty normal.. Mine are small white scars .. Glad it is out <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> joni

beleache
10-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Not to worry Carrie, Its pretty normal.. Mine are small white scars .. Glad it is out <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> joni

beleache
10-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Not to worry Carrie, Its pretty normal.. Mine are small white scars .. Glad it is out <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> joni

JazzysMom
10-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Like everyone said all of that is normal. It will probably also be sensitive for awhile even after the hole is healed.

I have one old PICC line on my left arm that when it gets hit I can still feel it.

JazzysMom
10-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Like everyone said all of that is normal. It will probably also be sensitive for awhile even after the hole is healed.

I have one old PICC line on my left arm that when it gets hit I can still feel it.

JazzysMom
10-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Like everyone said all of that is normal. It will probably also be sensitive for awhile even after the hole is healed.

I have one old PICC line on my left arm that when it gets hit I can still feel it.

JazzysMom
10-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Like everyone said all of that is normal. It will probably also be sensitive for awhile even after the hole is healed.

I have one old PICC line on my left arm that when it gets hit I can still feel it.

JazzysMom
10-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Like everyone said all of that is normal. It will probably also be sensitive for awhile even after the hole is healed.
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<br />I have one old PICC line on my left arm that when it gets hit I can still feel it.

hockeykid
10-08-2009, 10:25 AM
I had the same problem when my PICC was pulled. I went to CVS and bought a piece of Waterproof Tegaderm. The package said the dressing promoted feeling for puncture wounds. I left the dressing on for three days. My hole healed right up. I just have five dots on my arm. My PICC was removed at the end of September.

hockeykid
10-08-2009, 10:25 AM
I had the same problem when my PICC was pulled. I went to CVS and bought a piece of Waterproof Tegaderm. The package said the dressing promoted feeling for puncture wounds. I left the dressing on for three days. My hole healed right up. I just have five dots on my arm. My PICC was removed at the end of September.

hockeykid
10-08-2009, 10:25 AM
I had the same problem when my PICC was pulled. I went to CVS and bought a piece of Waterproof Tegaderm. The package said the dressing promoted feeling for puncture wounds. I left the dressing on for three days. My hole healed right up. I just have five dots on my arm. My PICC was removed at the end of September.

hockeykid
10-08-2009, 10:25 AM
I had the same problem when my PICC was pulled. I went to CVS and bought a piece of Waterproof Tegaderm. The package said the dressing promoted feeling for puncture wounds. I left the dressing on for three days. My hole healed right up. I just have five dots on my arm. My PICC was removed at the end of September.

hockeykid
10-08-2009, 10:25 AM
I had the same problem when my PICC was pulled. I went to CVS and bought a piece of Waterproof Tegaderm. The package said the dressing promoted feeling for puncture wounds. I left the dressing on for three days. My hole healed right up. I just have five dots on my arm. My PICC was removed at the end of September.

crystalina0814
10-08-2009, 12:16 PM
I have one small reddish dot- and two small white dots. I guess they just healed differently, but are not noticeable to anyone but me.

crystalina0814
10-08-2009, 12:16 PM
I have one small reddish dot- and two small white dots. I guess they just healed differently, but are not noticeable to anyone but me.

crystalina0814
10-08-2009, 12:16 PM
I have one small reddish dot- and two small white dots. I guess they just healed differently, but are not noticeable to anyone but me.

crystalina0814
10-08-2009, 12:16 PM
I have one small reddish dot- and two small white dots. I guess they just healed differently, but are not noticeable to anyone but me.

crystalina0814
10-08-2009, 12:16 PM
I have one small reddish dot- and two small white dots. I guess they just healed differently, but are not noticeable to anyone but me.

liz26ny
10-08-2009, 12:43 PM
I usually keep it covered for a week or so with neosporin and a band-aid. I think it helps it heal better and scar less.

liz26ny
10-08-2009, 12:43 PM
I usually keep it covered for a week or so with neosporin and a band-aid. I think it helps it heal better and scar less.

liz26ny
10-08-2009, 12:43 PM
I usually keep it covered for a week or so with neosporin and a band-aid. I think it helps it heal better and scar less.

liz26ny
10-08-2009, 12:43 PM
I usually keep it covered for a week or so with neosporin and a band-aid. I think it helps it heal better and scar less.

liz26ny
10-08-2009, 12:43 PM
I usually keep it covered for a week or so with neosporin and a band-aid. I think it helps it heal better and scar less.

Ratatosk
10-08-2009, 04:27 PM
DS' was similar this past summer, we kept a bandaid on it for a couple days. Then it looked like someone bit him there was a circular pattern in the way the stitches had been placed and now after about 3 months, there are just a few light red dots.

Ratatosk
10-08-2009, 04:27 PM
DS' was similar this past summer, we kept a bandaid on it for a couple days. Then it looked like someone bit him there was a circular pattern in the way the stitches had been placed and now after about 3 months, there are just a few light red dots.

Ratatosk
10-08-2009, 04:27 PM
DS' was similar this past summer, we kept a bandaid on it for a couple days. Then it looked like someone bit him there was a circular pattern in the way the stitches had been placed and now after about 3 months, there are just a few light red dots.

Ratatosk
10-08-2009, 04:27 PM
DS' was similar this past summer, we kept a bandaid on it for a couple days. Then it looked like someone bit him there was a circular pattern in the way the stitches had been placed and now after about 3 months, there are just a few light red dots.

Ratatosk
10-08-2009, 04:27 PM
DS' was similar this past summer, we kept a bandaid on it for a couple days. Then it looked like someone bit him there was a circular pattern in the way the stitches had been placed and now after about 3 months, there are just a few light red dots.