I have an MRSA infection from a surgery in 2006, it flares up regularly and is usually stopped with a round of Cipro. For the 4th time It is overtaking this Rx and I have to go through a round of infusion antibiotics again. A P.I.C.C. line is installed in the left arm, inside the bicep for daily hook up to the IV. I've had 4 different infusion lines and more P.I.C.C. lines than I can remember since 2000. Not a big thing but the keeping it clean and dry is paramount (no bicycle pun intended) so the wrapping with saran wrap for showers is old hat for me.
They have to walk a fine line on killing this bacteria and not making me resistant to the really strong antibiotics. (Usually vancomyicin, sp.)
The line runs direct to the heart so you cannot play around with infiltration or contamination. Any ideas on how to safely wrap the line at its entry port so I can ride and protect the line properly? The infusion center and the infectious disease doctor just say wrap it and keep it dry. I figure they do not want the liability of recommending a method for bicycling. The don't stop physical activity, per se, but I ask about all my doings so I can keep this monster at bay and not be a part of the problem.
If you have any method for wrapping or what to use please chime in. Flames aren't wanted but I'll take them with the good advice here.