I had the WORST reaction to the Duoderm ever. My skin looks like I have poison ivy all over it. I was up all night with swelling, itching, oozing, weeping, misery. I tried benadryl (long shot I know, seeing as this is a skin reaction but we do crazy things at 3AM) cool compresses and other than that I had to wait until the nurse line was open at 7AM. Now I’ve been instructed only to put gauze on my port until Monday. Yes, that’s a higher risk of infection than a sterile dressing but weeping skin under a sterile dressing is an even higher risk of infection than the gauze says the nurse. OK. That’s the plan then. We don’t like either plan but I just hope my skin heals quick. This is awful.