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Had a blood test done exactly 5 days ago. Now it is itchy and reddish and looking like dermatitis at the puncture point on the elbow.What to do?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Likely allergic

Reaction to bandage.
What you described suggests an allergic reaction to some component of the bandage/bandaid that was applied after blood draw. It should resolve on it own in a few days. Do not use the type of dressing/bandaid that was used after venipuncture.

In brief: Likely allergic

Reaction to bandage.
What you described suggests an allergic reaction to some component of the bandage/bandaid that was applied after blood draw. It should resolve on it own in a few days. Do not use the type of dressing/bandaid that was used after venipuncture.
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