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small red, itchy rash at incision...help! small red, itchy rash at incision...help!

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Unread 01-06-2009, 11:44 AM
small red, itchy rash at incision...help!

Hi ladies. I've developed a small rash in/around my belly button (I had lap surgery). It's little, itchy, red bumps. At first I was thinking it was because I used Neosporin on the incision...but now I am wondering. Has this happened to anyone? Should I call the doctor?
Unread 01-06-2009, 12:51 PM
small red, itchy rash at incision...help!

Yes, this happened to me. It was an irritation caused by the adhesive tape they used, and I basically had a huge square over my abdomen, where they had taped a cloth or something down. Hydro cortisone can help clear up itchy, red, dry rashes. But, I'd call the doctor to make sure it's not something else.

Good luck!
Unread 01-06-2009, 01:00 PM
small red, itchy rash at incision...help!

I had the same thing right after my surgery (Dec 15th). I too seem to have an allergic reaction to the adhesive tape. It itched like crazy, so I ended up taking the bandaid off in the first 48 hours after surgery. When I went back to the dr. for my 1 week follow up appt., she said it wasn't serious and it would go away. It lasted about 1.5 to 2 wks. No sign of it now. Of course, I wonder why I had just a reaction to that bandaid when I didn't have one to the other three that I got that day... I never did find an answer to that question. Yours should start improving soon, but if it doesn't please check with your doctor. Best of luck to you in your recovery.
Unread 03-03-2009, 02:57 AM
i have it too

I have had red bumps and itchiness around my incision.
almost hurts. Doc said use hydrocortisone. Getting better but not 100%

Had it for 3 weeks - started cortizone 4 days ago.

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