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Allergy to Freeze Spray?


Judy M2

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Last week I went for my regular 8-week port flush. The following day the skin over my port was red and extremely itchy. While I have frequent eczema flare-ups from Tagrisso, this was even more itchy. It took several days of using a prescription steroid ointment and ice for the rash to calm down. 

I'm wondering if I now have an allergy to the freeze spray that is commonly used before they access my port. Has anyone else experienced this? If it happens again, I think I'm going to get the port removed. 

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Hi Judy, Have you ever used a skin numbing cream when they access your port?  I think it's EMLA.  Never having had a port, I haven't used it, but I've heard from those who have that it works well.

 

 

 

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I think that will be the way to go. The freeze spray never bothered me before this time. Thanks for the suggestion, Bridget. 

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