catheterization?

  1. I am a student nurse and was wondering how is it possible for someone to get a fungal infection from intermittent catheterization?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Its possible to get any type of infection when introducing anything into an urethra. Multiple introductions into an urethra just increases the possibilities.
    Zoe
  4. by   tgfnurses
    So couldn't someone just apply an ointment or something to remove the rash?
  5. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    It needs to be cultured, and treated with antibiodics , Im sure there is a whopping UTI in there as well.
    Zoe
  6. by   sehbear
    Definitely.... you can get anything really.... especially when you see some clients techniques!!!!
  7. by   canoehead
    An ointment will only kill the fungus it touches, on the outside of the body. Likely the infection has spread right up the urethra via the catheter. So antibiotics by mouth or IV have to be used.
  8. by   tgfnurses
    Thank you very much.

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