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Can any medicine reduce pain and irritation caused due to cleaning of port-a-cath ?

Hi, my dad has a port-a-cath and every month when he gets it cleaned he developes a itchy rash for days. Is there something we can buy that can soothe his pain and irritation around the area.
Asked On : Sat, 18 Jun 2011
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Hi,robert,thanks for query.I hope you are asking about rash over the local area.This occurs because of adhesive material used.You can apply some mosturiser over the area.Please talk to the nursing assitant who does the cleaning.Alternatively in case of severe problem oral anti allergics can be given.
wishing him good health.
Answered: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
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