Sault Ste. Marie, MI
A 54-year-old female asked:
i have 3 hives on forehead, swollen gland, a heavy feeling in my chest with some coughing. 9 days after surgery. could it be allergy from anesthesia?
5 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Not likely: Most allergic reactions happen sooner.
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Unlikely : To have a reaction 9 days later. You should call your doctor and be evaluated for an upper respiratory infection m.
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Surgery: What was da type of surgery did u have? It is unlikely that anesthesia caused ur swollen gland or chest problem. U should go get checked out though for da swollen gland and chest.
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Probably not: I would think the hives are more likely due to either an antibiotic you received or are still on, an infection from the operation or something all together different. I recommend you see your surgeon. An allergist could also help.
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: This sounds as though you have picked up a cold. The anesthetics given to you were removed from your body by day three, and so are not available to trigger an allergic reaction at this point.
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