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What could cause a rash on the abdomen after surgery?

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Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 46 years experience
Allergic reaction: If the rash is itchy it could be an allergic reaction to surgical prep, to the bandaging tape or antibiotic (if) applied to wound area. If the rash is painful it could be an infection of some type.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Rash on abdomen after surgery. Could it be from tape?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: If the rash is in the same pattern and same location where tape is or was located, then yes. Some people get reactions to tape. See or ask your surgeon.

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Last updated Oct 11, 2018

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