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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2019, 06:47:13 AM »

After the PD catheter fell out of my shirt and was dangling down during a yoga class, I started wearing spandex camisoles under my shirt. could just keep the tube tight to my body without fear of flopping out. Like a Spanx tank but not as tight. I have about a dozen, all colors. got them at Nordstroms. Even after transplant I have been wearing them, I feel like they keep the bandage over my scar (that took its time to heal, had to have wound pump, etc) from peeling off when moving around.

I couldn't stand the PD catheter belt they gave me, but maybe my body shape was the problem.
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2019, 07:22:41 AM »

After the PD catheter fell out of my shirt and was dangling down during a yoga class, I started wearing spandex camisoles under my shirt. could just keep the tube tight to my body without fear of flopping out. Like a Spanx tank but not as tight. I have about a dozen, all colors. got them at Nordstroms. Even after transplant I have been wearing them, I feel like they keep the bandage over my scar (that took its time to heal, had to have wound pump, etc) from peeling off when moving around.

I couldn't stand the PD catheter belt they gave me, but maybe my body shape was the problem.

Cupcake - So the PD catheter was just loose (so to speak) under the snug camisole?  You didn't tape it down?  I want to avoid using tape if possible.
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2019, 12:28:16 PM »

I used a split 2x2 right up around the tube to keep antibiotic ointment off my clothes, then covered that and beginning of tube with 4 x 4 piece of Medipore tape--fabulous stuff I bought on Amazon that sticks well but doesn't pull your skin or cause allergic dermatitis. then I stuck the cap into my bra (was told not to, but everybody does it) and then the tight camisole--viola.

I think some people with old tubes don't use any gauze or antibiotic ointment, but I did for the 2 years I was on PD. I think you would really like the medipore tape-very comfortable and not itchy/rashy at all.
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2019, 02:47:32 PM »

I used a split 2x2 right up around the tube to keep antibiotic ointment off my clothes, then covered that and beginning of tube with 4 x 4 piece of Medipore tape--fabulous stuff I bought on Amazon that sticks well but doesn't pull your skin or cause allergic dermatitis. then I stuck the cap into my bra (was told not to, but everybody does it) and then the tight camisole--viola.

I think some people with old tubes don't use any gauze or antibiotic ointment, but I did for the 2 years I was on PD. I think you would really like the medipore tape-very comfortable and not itchy/rashy at all.

Thanks Cupcake. Very helpful.

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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2019, 12:08:20 PM »

I used medipore tape over the exit site as a dressing, over the gauze.  Then I would wind the tubing around so that the end was on top of the dressing then tape to it.  My catheter wasn't very long outside of the body, 3-4 inches, if that.  When I was a kid, I just tucked it into the band of my underwear
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