Hi all..I haven't really utilized this wonderful network of sisters since I joined....and I actually came across this post by google searching Dermabond allergic reactions... I had my LAVH a week ago today...I came home from the hospital that next day..incisions seemed JUST fine..
Well..By Sunday around my navel incision seemed to be "leaking" or weeping . I thought it MIGHT be an allergic reaction to the glue, but since it wasn't on my other incisions..AND since I'd had the glue before..I wasn't convinced...
All seemed ok Monday...but by about 3 am Wed. morning (must be that charming hour for everyone
) I woke up and was itching like crazy..One look in the mirror and I was almost horrified. I had a HUGE welt around one of my incisions (I'm talking raised up..extending about 1inch from either end of the incision to 2 inches from the top and bottom of the incision)..my other one was almost as bad...and my belly button was just "yucky" and blistered looking.
It took all I could to keep from digging my own skin out too. I went to the Dr. later in the day to have her take a look.
I ended up being put on a VERY strong corticosteriod cream. And an antibiotic (though that was for a cuff infection and cellulitis)... She told me she has NEVER seen someone have an allergic reaction to Dermabond and to definitely make sure that is now on my Allery list.
She also told me that I was going to have to gently peel off the rest the dermabond so as not to have my skin still blistering underneath it ... THOUGH.. I OF COURSE DON'T RECOMMENT ANYONE TO DO THAT UNLESS THEIR DR. SAYS TO.
Odd note: like 3 am on fire..I too had no other allergies other than bee stings prior to this..and I have had SEVERAL surgeries.
I would think Fleurdelis..If your skin gets too red, raised or itching till you're about to make the surrounding tissue raw..I'd go to the ER..or maybe see if your Dr. Has any Nurse practitioners that are in that you may be able to have look at the sites
Best of Luck...