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How to treat this skin rash after surgery?

How to treat this skin rash after surgery?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A 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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Rash all over abdomen three days after tubal surgery should I be worried?

Rash all over abdomen three days after tubal surgery should I be worried?

Check it out: This is most likely an allergic reaction, possibly to the soap/prep solution used to clean your abdomen prior to surgery. An over the counter dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will usually do the trick within a few hours. If not, it is worth checking with your surgeon to be sure that this "rash" is not a wound infection. ...Read more

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My dad is suffering from a rash all over his body since December 2016 with occasional angioedema, he has diabetes and a history of cardiac surgery. So?

My dad is suffering from a rash all over his body since December 2016 with occasional angioedema, he has diabetes and a history of cardiac surgery. So?

Rule out...: Every unexplained rash calls for a re-examination of all the meds he may be taken. Ditto for unexplained edema, "angio" or not. If this was me, I'd ask about a biopsy, as I'd not want to miss cutaneous lymphoma that might be manageable. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery two days ago and now have a very itchy rash all over my trunk. Would loratidine, atarax, (hydroxyzine) benedryl, or a topical work best?

I had laparoscopic surgery two days ago and now have a very itchy rash all over my trunk. Would loratidine, atarax, (hydroxyzine) benedryl, or a topical work best?

See your surgeon: You need to find out why, your pain medication is the first suspect, antibiotic, or any other medicine prescribed to you that you took could be a suspect, rarely medication you were exposed to while you were under anesthesia.
stop taking any medicine that you start after surgery, notified your surgeon immediately, and take loratidine, and benadryl (diphenhydramine) until the reaction is gone.
not better go to ER. ...Read more

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After open heart surgery rashes around the wound? Why?

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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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Rash one month after aroata aneryzum surgery?

Rash: This is a complex questions, a detailed history, medications taken, examination of the rash are necessary to make a diagnosis, he needs to see his doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat a pink rash after surgery?

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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What could cause a rash on the abdomen after surgery?

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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surgery at the end of January. Near one of the incision sites is round red rash. It seems to get worse after I've showered or while working out?

surgery at the end of January. Near one of the incision sites is round red rash. It seems to get worse after I've showered or while working out?

Who Knows..: The site rash may or may not be directly due to the surgery. There is just no way of knowing for sure. Having said that, it would be prudent to keep a watchful eye on the condition. Certain activities can increase the blood flow to the area and cause a temporary redness. To remove all doubt, give your surgeon a call. It may be as easy as using a topical cream to address the condition. ...Read more

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Abdominal rash after surgery?

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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Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My sister had internal surgery via her vigina. Afterwards she have now got a rash on the lips. Highly iterating. What can she do.

See the doctor: I would suggest a visit to the doctor. Determining if this rash is infectious or an allergic reaction would be helpful in guiding an appropriate therapy to ease her discomfort. ...Read more

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I just had surgery for an interstim bladder control and now I have a rash on my butt?

I just had surgery for an interstim bladder control and now I have a rash on my butt?

Here are some. ..: Hi! StephM, How long has been after InterStim implant? Is the rash right on the battery and warm? If the InterStim has been in for weeks / months /?, and the rash is warm and right on the battery, go to see the implanting surgeon now / ASAP to make sure of no infection. If just freshly after implanted, it may be tape-related rash. But, if in doubt, still go to see the implanting urologist soon. ...Read more

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I just had surgery for the interstim bladder pacemaker and now I have a rash on my butt?

I just had surgery for the interstim bladder pacemaker and now I have a rash on my butt?

Skin rash: The skin rash could be a sign of underlying infection from the stimulator lead. See the surgeon who implanted the stimulator to evaluate the rash as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a rash on my stomach from gallbladder surgery?

How do I get rid of a rash on my stomach from gallbladder surgery?

Rash: Some of the surgical "soaps" that are used to disinfect the skin before surgery can be irritating to the skin. If it is a contact dermatitis then benedryl cream will help with the itch and cortisone cream will help with the rash. You should probably at least contact your surgeon to see if he/she wants to evaluate it before treatment. ...Read more

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Why am I having a rash after surgery?

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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How to get rid of a rash after laparoscopic surgery?

How to get rid of a rash after laparoscopic surgery?

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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Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin. Pls what can I do.

Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin. Pls what can I do.

Itch without Rash: May be do to a LARGE # medical conditions and you need to consult with a Medical Professional for some testing...the very first thing to do is ask yourself if you have been taking anything or eating anything "unusual" Have you used a new DETERGENT to wash your clothes.
Any PETS in the house....
In the meantime an OTC anti-histamine may be useful BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine) may help. ...Read more

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How long does clindamycin given during surgery stay in the system I had a reaction to it blistered rash and want to know how to minimize the reaction benedryl does not help?

How long does clindamycin given during surgery stay in the system I had a reaction to it blistered rash and want to know how to minimize the reaction benedryl does not help?

Only hours: Clindamycin is only around for a few hours. It should be completely gone by 24 to 36 hours. Reactions are commonly caused by histamine. Any antihistamine such as tagamet or Zantac (ranitidine) may provide some relief as well. You should make sure your doctor knows about your issues in case you need something stronger like steroids. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg after my knee surgery that took place december 20?

I have a rash on my leg after my knee surgery that took place december 20?

See your surgeon: There can be several reasons for a rash following knee surgery. Typically this is due to skin irritation, often from the surgical dressing. Best to have your surgeon check it and allow them to assess the severity and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Rash after surgery had tennis elbow surgery 5 days ago what can it be?

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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I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

?? Hives??: Sounds like hives with possibly some angioedema (swelling within the dermis). Also known as urticaria. Try a simple antihistamine to see if this helps, if not, you should have someone look at the rash since this isn't the place to diagnose a rash. Needs to be visualized. ...Read more

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Allergic to morphine face swells with rash and feeling of shaking inside was given dilaudid after surgery having the same symptoms could I be allergic?

Allergic to morphine face swells with rash and feeling of shaking inside was given dilaudid after surgery having the same symptoms could I be allergic?

Narcotic allergy: Narcotics are non-specific histamine releasers from mast cells. Histamine release can lead to itching, rash, hives or swelling. Some persons are more sensitive to these medications than others. Some narcotics are better tolerated than others as well. True allergy to these medicines is rare but you should still identify these medications as part of your 'allergies' is asked by a medical care person. ...Read more

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Husband ill for 3 weeks with fatigue, rash at recent surgical site (surgery was on 5/10/17). Sunday awoke with itchy rash over most of body. Labs from?

Husband ill for 3 weeks with fatigue, rash at recent surgical site (surgery was on 5/10/17). Sunday awoke with itchy rash over most of body. Labs from?

CALL DR!!!!!!: Reaction to med??? Quite likely some med [antibiotic? ] used a few days ago. What surgery? Which meds? Get off the internet and contact your Dr immediately. ...Read more

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I had an anal fistula surgery and have a rash there now. Is it better to put Vaseline/linecaine on it at night or let it breath?

I had an anal fistula surgery and have a rash there now. Is it better to put Vaseline/linecaine on it at night or let it breath?

Rash: It depends on the cause of the rash. If it is a fungal rash, you may need nystatin written as a prescription. Otherwise, a barrier cream like zinc oxide and air are best for rashes down there. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more