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Itchy red bumps around incision area?

Started by zeama, Jul 14, 2008 5:53 PM
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Posted July 14, 2008 - 5:53 PM

I just took off my bandages to changes them and I have some itchy red bumps. The incisions themselves do not look bad, but I'm just wondering what this is?


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Posted July 14, 2008 - 6:24 PM

Could be a heat rash from the bandages them selves. I had a BAD one it looked bad. But you might want to call your doc. Could also be an allergic reaction to the tap or sticky stuff on the bandages.




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Posted July 14, 2008 - 6:28 PM

I have these all over my sides and stomach. I figured they were a reaction to the iodine they used during surgery. I have my week checkup tomorrow so I will ask my doctor then and let you know what she says.


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Posted July 14, 2008 - 6:45 PM

My guess is that it is a combination of the southern summer heat and the bandages. When did your doc say it is OK for you to remove the bandages?

Not sure if you were stitched or glued but I was glued and was told to remove my bandages within a week and just leave the steri-strips in place until they fall off.


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Posted July 14, 2008 - 8:48 PM

hi, i have tiny red itchy bumps around 3 of my incisions. i had the dermglue - no bandages. the dr. has checked them out and told me they are just a localized reaction to the dermaglue and that it would go away. she said to take benedryl if they were really bothering me a lot but they don't bother me that bad so i've haven't taken anything for it so far.



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Posted July 14, 2008 - 9:28 PM

I am really sensitive to adhiesive. Could it be from the bandages or tape they used? I use a little bit of cortazone and that seems to clear them up in a few days. I get them even after having a bandaid applied when i go in for a fill:(
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Posted July 14, 2008 - 9:46 PM

Yep. I'll bet it's the adhesive from the bandages and/or tape. I am also extremely sensitive to any type of adhesive. I buy latex free bandaids and I still get the itchy red bumps. I really have to have a big boo boo to wear a bandaid for any amount of time. Most of the time the reaction from the adhesive turns out to be worse than the original ouchie!

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