Nov 08, 2013 - 11:18 am
I had a Rituxan Maintenance infusion Monday. Since then, the skin over my port has been itching. I can remember it being a little itchy before and finding myself mindlessly scratching the area. But this is a rather maddening itch! My nurse uses an ethyl chloride spray to freeze the skin before she inserts the harpoon needle. I wonder if I have become allergic to the spray?
When I've been in the hospital, the nurses used a little lidacaine shot. When I had a home health nurse, she didn't use anything--I just had to "man up" and take it.
I've never seen discussions of port access here and now I am wondering about others' experiences?
Best to all,