The tape occludes the pores of your skin and you actually do develop a "pimple " like lesion. Good agents that will exfoliate, and moisturizers will fix the problem. I hope this helps, respectfully,
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I had a similar "rash" and never really found out the cause. It could very well be from the tape. Rashes usually don't go away too quickly, so that could be it. I think that is what mine was from. I had the "rash" for quite a few weeks after I stopped using the tape. I had used the brown mircro-spore tape, I think it's called. I know a lot of people have bad reactions to that tape, so it wouldn't be uncommon. Hope it goes away soon.
Thank you both so much for the comments. The "rash" is still there (9 weeks post surgery now) but I can tell it is getting better. It is just a slow, slow process. I've been just leaving the area alone to let it heal up, but I will try exfoliating and moisturizing to see if that helps. Thank you both again for your help.
I had silicone breast implants 3 weeks ago and gradually after surgery I began getting bug bite looking bumps around my breasts (mostly symmetrical... so appeared to be where I was injected with local anesthic such as lidocaine), with the taped area looking very rashy. It has not gotten better with creams prescribed and over the last 4 days I have gotten a more general scattered rash under my arms that is spreading up to my neck and down my stomach. I am really concerned that this is not temporary. Do you have any update on your rash?? My surgeon and dermatologist are baffled. Help anyone?
It should be asked if the doctor used tumescent solution in your breasts. If he did, this is an injection of saline mixed with lidocaine and epinephrine and bicarbonate. If you had general anesthesia it is less likely, but if you had IV sedation, it is probable that you had those injections. Are you on antibiotics? Are you using chlorhexidine gluconate soap to cleanse your skin? The rash is likely a reaction to a specific injection, soap, bra, something new and probably a medrol dose pak will clear it up. Good luck.
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