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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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Why am i having a rash after surgery?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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Why am i having a rash after surgery?

Reaction to...: Something gave you the rash - possibly the surgical scrub used to cleanse the skin, or one of the chemicals given IV by the anesthesia team. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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. Michael Stern
Board Certified, General Surgery
5 years in practice
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How to treat a pink rash after surgery?

Dr. Michael Stern
Board Certified, General Surgery
5 years in practice
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How to treat a pink rash after surgery?

Needs to be seen: The possibilities are too numerous to to be able to give you an answer. The biggest concern however is that you could have a complication from surgery including an infection. The best person to call to give you an answer would be the person who did the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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How to treat this skin rash after surgery?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
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How to treat this skin rash after surgery?

USUALLY...: You can treat it with mild steroid creams like cortaid. If this doesn't help right away, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Alex Meyers
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
20 years in practice
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Rash after surgery had tennis elbow surgery 5 days ago what can it be?

Dr. Alex Meyers
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
20 years in practice
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Rash after surgery had tennis elbow surgery 5 days ago what can it be?

Rash: Consider any new medicines you may be taking as the most likely source. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
2016 years in practice
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Abdominal rash after surgery?

Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
2016 years in practice
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Abdominal rash after surgery?

Allergy most Common.: Always best to inform your surgeon with these types of problems after surgery. Often rashes are allergic reactions secondary to medications used around the time of surgery. Sometimes, solutions used to prep the abdomen may also be responsible for the hypersensitivity reaction. If an allergic reaction becomes systemic ( swelling around the airway or difficulty breathing etc.) call 911. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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How to get rid of a rash after laparoscopic surgery?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
25M people helped

Will disappear: You got the rash most likely from reaction to antibiotics , or anesthetic medications , in couple of day will disappear , alert your surgeon , some times may need medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
24 years in practice
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Rash on abdomen after surgery. Could it be from tape?

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Rash on abdomen after surgery. Could it be from tape?
Dr. HECTOR Franco
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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What could cause a rash on the abdomen after surgery?

Dr. HECTOR Franco
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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What could cause a rash on the abdomen after surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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After open heart surgery rashes around the wound? Why?

Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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After open heart surgery rashes around the wound? Why?

Rash : Most likely fro the tape or dressing. Redness may be just normal healing or inception. It needs to be serially followed. The incision needs to be washed with soap and water. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
45 years in practice
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Its been 1 yr & 5 months since l had a hysterectomy. Is it normal to get hashes in the vaginal area since my surgery been getting a lot of rashes. Why?

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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Its been 1 yr & 5 months since l had a hysterectomy. Is it normal to get hashes in the vaginal area since my surgery been getting a lot of rashes. Why?

See GYN : Check with your gyn to figure out what these represent. Could be hormonal, infection, contact dermatitis, seborrhea, intertrigo. Lots of possibles. ...Read more

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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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