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what can I do to get rid of the hives after gallbladder surgery

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Get evaluated: If you are still sick after gallbladder surgery, then get in to see your surgeon, to evaluate you for a post operative problem. If you are free of pos ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
26 years experience General Surgery
Rash: Some of the surgical "soaps" that are used to disinfect the skin before surgery can be irritating to the skin. If it is a contact dermatitis then ben ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Contact doctor: From your description is seems that you have a skin allergy to some component of the dressing applied to the wound. It would be prudent to contact you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Why scar tissue?: Scar tissue by itself doesn't usually cause pain. Have you ruled-out other causes of the pain? Ulcers? Gastritis? Pancreatitis? A retained bile duct ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Time: Presuming you are referring to an abdominal operation, i commonly hear from patients that their abdomen is swollen for weeks after the operation despi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Swelling: See your surgeon asap.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mann
Specializes in Dentistry
Apply ice packs: Apply ice packs for the first 24-48 hours after surgery; take anti-inflammatory meds;avoid disturbiing the surgical site.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Side affect: Empty nose syndrome is a side affect of turbinate reduction. I wouldn't worry about getting rid of it until you have the problem
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience General Surgery
You cant: There is no way to actually get rid of scars; many over the counter creams promise to improve the cosmetic appearance of scars, and they may work a li ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Revision: When undergoing a c-section, the priority is not to make a good skin closure, but to present you with a healthy baby. Frequently i see c-section scar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The only way is to: Drastically restrict your caloric intake, please see a good dietician.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Will resolve in time: This is a common feeling around any surgical scar for about 1-3 months as the nerves near the incision regenerate and heal. If the incision is red or ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Antihistamines: Anithistamines can help get rid of hives. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is one of the well known antihistamines. Follow doseage on the package and it may ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose J Monsivais
49 years experience Hand Surgery
Not Related: A single IV dose of solumedrol (methylprednisolone) should not cause pain in the legs of a healthy individual. It may temporarily exacerbate, the pain ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Is there infection?: Immediately after a piercing, ice is your best bet to reduce swelling. Apply for 10-20 minutes every hour. Sleep with your head elevated. Avoid tob ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Must Diagnose First: I'm afraid that we are unable to treat what we haven't diagnosed. There are many different causes of abdominal pain, each with different ways to treat ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anuj Sonawala
18 years experience Pathology
See below: The only 'fast' way to remove gallstones is by removing your gallbladder (cholecystectomy). This is recommended if you are in fact symptomatic and hav ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Context: Why are you on penicillin in the first place? In general, if you are on it for an infection, you want it to hang around as long as possible to kill th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Find out why: You may well have a sleep disorder, and need to check for sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, plms, even narcolepsy. Perhaps anemia or hypothyroidism ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
RASH/ EXCESS MILK: STOP DRINKING MILK!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
If phenazopyridine: not helpful, try intravesical DMSO
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Prevention: Prevention is the best treatment. There are excellent meds that are given before chemotherapy to try to prevent nausea. If you experienced a lot of na ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ice: Put ice on it. However you must make sure that you do not have any broken bones. If persistent see your md.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
40 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: You are describing either a skin infection called folliculitis, which occurs in people with oily skin with increased bacteria on their skin, in situat ... Read More
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