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I've broken out in hives 7-8 days after surgery twice. Been off all meds on day 3. Did or ate nothing new. What could cause the hives?

I've broken out in hives 7-8 days after surgery twice.  Been off all meds on day 3.  Did or ate nothing new.  What could cause the hives?

Hives: This is a complex question best answered by an allergist who will review all meds received during and after surgery to determine the cause of your hives. You should get all records for both surgeries from anesthesiologists and surgeons before your consultation. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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I had surgery 4 weeks ago for carpal tunnel, day after surgery Hives appear every night, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the morning and they go away?

I had surgery 4 weeks ago for carpal tunnel, day after surgery Hives appear every night, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the morning and they go away?

Likely coincidental: The only thing I can think of would be a reaction to an ingredient in a long-acting cortisone if it was indeed injected along with the procedure. Even then, 4 weeks would is too long for that to continue. Are you taking any NSAIDs for post-op pain? If so, that may be the problem. Otherwise there is no relationship between the two events. Consult an allergist or dermatologist if this persists . ...Read more

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Are post-surgery hives common to have?

Are post-surgery hives common to have?

Allergic reaction: Hives can be related to an early allergic reaction to one of your new medications. After surgery you likely have narcotic pain medications, sedative, antibiotic and others. Okay to call your pharmacy about possible allergic reaction to any new medication. Other possibilities exist, so call in to your surgery team as well. ...Read more

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I have a reaction to steri strips for my Achilles rupture surgery 2 weeks ago. What can I put on the hives? Itchy and painful, don't want to scratch.

I have a reaction to steri strips for my Achilles rupture surgery 2 weeks ago. What can I put on the hives? Itchy and painful, don't want to scratch.

See your surgeon: Achilles' tendon repair incisions can be 'tricky' as the tendon is nearly subcutaneous. Any non- healing wounds here or incisional 'rashes' should be seen by your surgeon promptly to avoid skin/ wound breakdown.In my experience the reaction to the steri-strips is usually a reaction to the benzoin used to keep the strips' sticky'and not the strips themselves. See your surgeon! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I had surgery 2 days ago for gallbladder lap. And they put a brownish orange chemical on my skin and now I have hives on my stomach. What should I do?

I had surgery 2 days ago for gallbladder lap. And they put a brownish orange chemical on my skin and now I have hives on my stomach. What should I do?

Take a shower: The brownish orange paint is most likely betadine, an iodine containing antiseptic. Some patients will have some sensitivity, which may be the situation in your case. You can go into the shower and wash it off. Your bandaid incisions can get wet. It is less likely an allergic reaction to a medication that you got in the operating room. If it gets worse, contact your surgeon's office. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to codein (hives), but I have taken percocet in the past with no reaction, is it safe to take vicodin? Vicodin was prescribed for pain after surgery that i will have this thursday.

If i'm allergic to codein (hives), but I have taken percocet in the past with no reaction, is it safe to take vicodin? Vicodin was prescribed for pain after surgery that i will have this thursday.

It prob not allergy: All opiates cause release of histamine, and morphine, Codeine and Demerol have the most, and oxycodone, Methadone and fentanyl do it the least. However, they all can cause some histamine release, and some people get major problems with all of them. Hydrocodone, which is the incredient in vicodin, is intermediate in doing this. You could take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with it - talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hives all across my stomach after gb surgery 2 days ago I have steri-strips with a orangish chemical underneath it. It itches near incisions ?

I have hives all across my stomach after gb surgery 2 days ago I have steri-strips with a orangish chemical underneath it. It itches near incisions ?

Depends: Any known medication or chemical allergies? Common irritants are our skin preps- iodine, chlorides, soaps, or mechanical with clipping and tapes. Most resolve quickly unless really allergic. ...Read more