Dermatology Community
Rash after surgery
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Rash after surgery

I had surgery on my neck 5 days ago.  I devloped a rash below the incision site on my neck.  It looks like a heat rash but burns and itches.  I do not know if this is a reaction to betadine, pain medication, or the IV antiboiotics I was given.  How can I determine which it is?   Is it common that these might cause a rash?  I do not have any rash on other parts of my body....just my neck and upper chest area.  Thank you
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,

The rash could be due to the medications, antiseptic used, or from the medical tape used. Betadine is known to cause local irritation. Many patients have reactions to the medical tape used.  Are there other signs or symptoms present? What medications were given to you? Do you have history of allergies? Antihistamine medications and ice packs may help with the itching. If it persists, it would be best to see your doctor for further evaluation of the rash.

Take care and keep us posted.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thank you for your response.  I am taking Lortab or Percocet depending on the level of pain.  I have no history of allergies.  The burning is constant and feels like a sunburn and the itching  I am trying to control with Benadryl cream.  It doesn't appear to be spreading but it is not going away either. Thanks again
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Dermatology Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom