Itchyness all over body and breaking out on back and face!

Hi Dr. Michelle Roughton  I am 6weeks post op and my body started to be itchy 3 weeks ago and i also started to break out 4weeks ago. I itch all over my body especially on my back, side boobs, and legs. I also started to break out 4weeks ago on my face, chest and back when I never break out. I have always had good skin. I started to wake up with an extremely oily face immediately after surgery and it occasionally burns my eyes if it gets in my eyes... what could this be? Has this happened to any patient you know of? I am 6 weeks post op and this has not gotten any better. 

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  • I was so oily the first week too! And my chest has broken out in the tiniest pimples up to my shoulders. Very interested to see what is said ☺ I hope it gets better for you girl!

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  • Hmmm.  I think you're having a reaction to something you're coming into contact with.  Are you off all the medication?  pain meds, antibiotics etc?? If you're still using the pre-surgery soap, go ahead and stop.

    The itching all over thing isn't normal.  Stress of surgery can trigger acne type outbreaks but the itching isn't that.  

     

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      • 2 mths ago
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      Dr. Michelle Roughton 

      I’ve been off completely of any medications and antibiotics the first week of my surgery. The oil on my face has decreased but it’s definitely still there. My face has a lot of tiny little break out bumps and I have acne as well now and pimples.

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  • I’m sure you have resolved the issue by now but it sounds like a yeast overgrowth which happens when you take antibiotics. Diflucan would kill it immediately followed by strong probiotics. 

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      • 1 mth ago
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      shaunacastellanos  Unfortunately I haven’t been able to solve the issue yet. Would I need to get a prescription for diflucan ? 

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    • Rose yes. I would go to the dr and ask about it for sure!

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  • I’d consider going to see a professional  other than your plastic surgeon.  And be sure to let them know it started after you got implants.  

     

    While not terribly common it does it does seem to be possible to be sensitive to breast implants.  

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  • I’m 8 weeks po and about weeks 3-6 I had the same skin issues. Tiny little bumps all over my chest. Super oily face in the morning. No idea why. But it’s gone away now. 

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  • I'm two days PO and noticed oily skin on my face and tiny white heads on my chest. Only taking tylenol and Celebrex (anti inflammatory). Hoping it goes away soon! 

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  • Go see your dermatologist. They can either prescribe you the diflucan for a yeast overgrowth (as mentioned above) or even a topical antibiotic, if it is just simply acne.  It’s normal for your body to get out of whack after a surgery.

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  • I had extreme itchiness all over my boobs that started about 2 weeks post op. It was unbearable and I was breaking out so bad too. I kept putting cortisone cream but then it would keep making me break out. After about 8 weeks, it finally started to mellow out. Now I just have really bad and red stretch marks, I’m hoping it’s not from scratching so hard. I think the itchiness has to do with the skin stretching, maybe try using the boobie butter or some other coco butter to help with the elasticity of the skin. I’m not sure about the rest of your body that you are having trouble with though so maybe you have some other allergies going on! Either way, I hope you feel better, I was so miserable when I was experiencing the itchiness. Also try to put a warm wash cloth on them, that helped me temporarily 

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  • Crazy enough I’ve had a break out/rash changed everything to clear it up before sx come to find out it was tenia Versicolor.  It’s sonething we all have and some just have a better breeding ground than others.  It can be from oily skin, low immunity, hot humid weather or hormonal changes. Dermatologist suggested using selsum blue as a body wash for a couple of days then to twice a week. Mine is almost gone. Good luck!!

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