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I went to my one week post op check up and turns out I am allergic to the glue from the steri strips used to tape up my incisions! I shake my fist at you!! My entire stomach is itchy and I have red bumps around my incision sites. Currently chugging children's Benadryl. Cheers!

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Yikes! I know that doesn't feel good. I hope you are better soon.

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:( that's not good. I hope the benadryl helps.

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I hear ya! I'm also allergic to Adhesives. I wear a red ALERGIC TO ADHESIVES wrist band when in the hospital and the nurses put signs on my door and above my bed. And yet, every morning after my blood draw the tech would try to put a regular bandaide on me!!! I really have to be hyper-vigilant.

Along w oral Benedryl, get topical extra strength cream in a tube. You can put it one your tummy every hour or so, just be careful with it getting into any incisons that haven't formed a scab.

Good luck!

Judy

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I feel your pain! My surgeon used a new type of surgical glue that I'm apparently allergic to. The worst part is that it mainly effected the incision on my left side (you know, the only one that's really painful.) So I scratched the crap out of it and got a surface infection. Fortunately, the did a sonogram and there isn't any infection under the incision. Picked off the glue and the bumps and itching went away.

But I guess if this is the only complication we have, we're lucky!

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