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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. David Rosenthal
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Recently had umbilical hernia surgery,2 days later developed rash around affected area, it spread somewhat to my arms and legs, can i take benadryl?

Dr. David Rosenthal
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Recently had umbilical hernia surgery,2 days later developed rash around affected area, it spread somewhat to my arms and legs, can i take benadryl?

See surgeon : It could be an infection if it is warm and red. Contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Had hernia repair I developed a severe rash, blisters, sunburned looking skin. 2 dys after surgery. Still have rash. Could I be allergic to mesh. ?

Dr. John Chiu
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Had hernia repair I developed a severe rash, blisters, sunburned looking skin. 2 dys after surgery. Still have rash. Could I be allergic to mesh. ?

Location?: Is this rash localized to the site of the repair? If so, it may just be an allergic reaction to the anti-septic or adhesive. If generalized, rush to ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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I had hernia repair surgery on may 1st on the 3rd had mesh taken due to infection of Hib and now I have a bad rash?

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I had hernia repair surgery on may 1st on the 3rd had mesh taken due to infection of Hib and now I have a bad rash?

My be drug reaction: You may be taking antibiotics , may be a reaction to your medications check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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My 8 yr old daughter had umbilical hernia repair surgery yesterday and today woke up with a rash on her stomach, that normal?

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My 8 yr old daughter had umbilical hernia repair surgery yesterday and today woke up with a rash on her stomach,  that normal?

Allergy: This may be an allergy to dressing tape. Watch for any signs of infection (redness, warmth, discharge). If any of these appear she should be seen by her surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Generally, how long should I wait after my hernia surgery before exercising?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Generally, how long should I wait after my hernia surgery before exercising?

Days to weeks: The recovery time varies with the size and location of the hernia and the method of repair. The most common hernia operation i perform is via the laparoscopic approach. I encourage my patients to return to their baseline aerobic activities as soon as possible, typically within 7-10 days. In general, i advise against heavy lifting for 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Barkan
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After hernia surgery what are the chances of the mesh tearing?

Dr. Alexander Barkan
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After hernia surgery what are the chances of the mesh tearing?

Mesh tear: Unlikely, more likely to move out of position or have a securing stitch brake or scar tissue causing pain or recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

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Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

Fluid: Fluid (called seroma) can build up in the empty space where the hernia had been. Also the tissues around the surgical site can become temporarily swollen and firm. This fluid formation is common, is more noticeable after repair of larger hernias, and resolves over several days to a few weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the normal course of recovery after a hernia surgery?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the normal course of recovery after a hernia surgery?

Days to weeks...: Recovery from hernia surgery is dependent upon the type of hernia, type of repair, and health of the patient. A healthy adult recovering from a typical inguinal (groin) hernia would go home the same day of surgery, need 2-4 days of pain meds, and be back to a desk job within 1-2 weeks. Most people would expect to be fully recovered in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Meller
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Are there particular foods I should eat after my hernia surgery?

Dr. Janet Meller
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Are there particular foods I should eat after my hernia surgery?

No: You can resume your normal diet.

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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