Jump to content

Vitamin E Lotion and a Fistula

Urology   (1,890 Views 1 Comments)
by NDXUFan NDXUFan (Member) Member

9,386 Profile Views; 299 Posts

If you have a dialysis consumer and their fistula looks really bad, use Vitamin E lotion to make it clear and prevent infections. I wash my hands to the count of 30, wash my fistula with anti-bacterial soap, using my hands. Yes, this has been approved by the Indiana University Home Dialysis Clinic, most of the RN's on this staff have a minimum of 20 years of dialysis experience. Then, I put a reasonable amount of Vitamin E lotion on my fistula and it really starts to clear. My fistula started to clear and the IU staff was blown away on how good it looked. :) It is almost now to the point of looking like nothing ever happened. I also clean my hands to the count of 30, wash my arm with anti-bacterial soap and use a Cholra-Prep stick to the count of 30 to clean my arm before dialysis. I have to wait for 3-4 minutes for the sticky tape to stick, and yes, this tape wants to stick to everyone and everything. Have never been a fan of paper tape. Taping for dialysis is very, very important for a secure needle. The lotion can be purchased at Sam's Club. If someone could not afford a membership, I would go to the pharmacy with a nephrologist's letter explaining the reason for buying the lotion. Normally, people are very nice when they know the purchase is for a serious medical reason.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites