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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    For scrubbing I usually use two betadine wipes or one larger bzk when I'm out. I'm very complete so no issues with irritated skin (by look either). The strange method I was taught at the hospital was betadine sticks (like oversized q-tips with betadine) where they roll the swabs so as NOT to scrub. Very messy too.
    Yes, back in the day, all sterile cath kits came with those betadine swabs. Maybe some still do (I don't intermittent cath anymore since I have a supra pubic catheter). But, I think those swabs are not as much in favor as they once were because of iodine sensitivity that many people exhibit.

  2. #12
    The swabs are pretty much gone. I forgot about those, even. They were messy and many people did react to the iodine.

    ckf
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    The swabs are pretty much gone. I forgot about those, even. They were messy and many people did react to the iodine.

    ckf
    I'm not quite two years out and that's what they used and taught me at HealthSouth Drake. They're likely still teaching it today.
    T3-T7 complete since Sept 2015

  4. #14
    last time i was at the urologists was in march, i had scans etc as well, but ive asked my doctor for a referral to a different urologist closer to my home, so im just waiting for the appointment date.
    its not so bad doing all this scrubbing stuff using different things at home, its when your out and about that you would rely on a wipe, i always wash my hands like i said but dont even touch the catheter

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Tman9513 View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Antiseptic-Wi...MJ01D5JDZJFX7X

    I think the BZK wipes do not dry your skin out like alcohol based wipes. But I also know a woman who uses only baby wipes and has not had any problems. Her husband does it for her using gloves.
    cant get these in the UK :/

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by rAdGie View Post
    cant get these in the UK :/
    Maybe this will help: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dynarex-130.../dp/B004KQBJ5U

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Beauty/Dy...pes/B000F4SNNW

    Another UK Amazon link to them.

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    all the ones under amazon uk are currently unavailable :/ i think ive looked for these before, i need an alternative, i wonder if this is any good? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Colloidal-S...0%7CB01D4QUIIK ive heard that there was a woman on another forum who had a solid silver catheter she used and never had problems as i believe silver kills bacteria??

    as for wipes im thinking of trying these? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clinell-Ant...acterial+wipes
    Last edited by rAdGie; 08-15-2017 at 02:13 PM.

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    I'm sure you've heard and read this one thousand times but do you take vitamin C? It's really helped me personally. I haven't had a UTI since 2005.

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    While I am sure that the Vitamin C helps you, North Quad, it does not work for everyone. And the research shows that unless the urine is in your bladder for at least 4 hours, it really doesn't work. I am not against trying it, just letting people know the information.
    ckf
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