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Stewartstown, PA
A 48-year-old female asked:

Does an itchy rash post surgery indicate allergy or rejection of synthetic bone, plate or screws?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Likely not: If only the skin is involved, it is not from rejection or allergy to the hardware. Glue from the tape or ingredient of the antiseptic used to sterilize the incision sites is more likely the causes for the rash. Try some hydrocortisone cream.
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