Allergic Reaction to Surgical Tape? (photo)

This is my THIRD surgery in 2 years. The first was horrible. The tape gave me huge blisters & several split incisions which left HUGE scars. At 8 months i did a scar revision. While they did not use the tape, this surgery made me look different and I did not like the results. After a year my implants behind the muscle were forced up to my collar bones anytime my arms moved. Again I had surgery to change the plane of my implants and the tape was used. Ugh! I am SO itchy, is this from the tape???

Doctor Answers (1)

Allergic Reaction to Surgical Tape


Well the redness matches the position of the tapes in the photo, so that is the likeliest cause. Check with you surgeon about a remedy, such as hydrocortisone. All the best. 

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