I developed a rash after steri strips where placed at my 3wk f/up. They where to stay on for 2 wks. 6 days later I contacted the dr who said to leave them on. 2 long days later they fell off on there areola incision areola incision w/ benelli left side. The rash I developed included some hives and blisters as well. I applied hypoallergenic paper tape over incisions and rash is going away now. I worry that my incisions not heal as nicely as if the rash didn't occur. Any words of encouragement?
This will settle and you should not have any detrimental effect. This is relatively common. Often this occurs due to the friction with your bra / clothing or a reaction to dressings / tape or a combination of these. Occasionally I recommend patients to remove the bra / support. I tend to recommend using mild steroid cream and sometimes advise oral antihistamines. I have never seen a problem long term once this settles.I would make sure you take the advice of your PS and would ask his/her advice before considering treating this yourself.
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