Help! Sever itching and hives!


Got a revision last Wednesday to remove extra skin. 2-3 days ago I started to get super itchy and surgeon told me to take off the surgical tape and suspected and allergy. I am still so itchy. No oozing or redness to the tough. Please help!! 

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  • Contact dermatitis from the adhesive. Happens sometimes. Try benadryl and see if that calms things down. If that does not help you can ask your surgeon if they are okay with some hydrocortisone cream on the red areas. 

  • I experienced this and lived on benedryl. My PS prescribed a strong steroid cream and that saved the day. I also showered 2x a day with dove sensitive skin soap and that helped too 

  • I had this and had to get steroid cream and take antihistamines, it resolved pretty quickly. It was just a reaction to the adhesive so once I removed that it was better. I did switch to using a cream in the shower instead of soap too though, it’s what I use when I get eczema called Epaderm.

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