7 days post op tummy tuck and breast aug. Things looked great until post op visit 2 days ago when doctor removed steri strips and applied liquid Mastisol and tape to tummy. I have a horrible rash and am worried about this comprimising the integrity of my scar and the healing. Now using steriod cream.
Rash from Mastisol Adhesive on Mini Tummy Tuck Incision
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Mastisol reaction is rare and usually heals well
This does rarely occur and generally heals without problems. Continue the steroid as advised and follow your surgeon's advice; it sounds as if you are being treated well.
Some patients do get irritation from mastisol but it is usually self-limiting. Steroid cream may help.
Rash from Mastisol adhesive on mini tummy tuck incision
Sorry for a rare allergic reaction from Mastisol liquid adhesive. Try Aquafor ointment also. Otherwise, guess what - it will improve over time.
From MIAMI DR. B
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Sounds like you had an allergic reaction to either the Mastisol or the tape. Do not worry. These ALWAYS resolve with conservative treatment such as corticosteroid cream. I would stop the cream as soon as the rash goes away in a few days. Prolonged use of the cream may have its own issues.