Usually hives are an allergic reaction to an antibiotic that is treated by discontinuing the drug. In severe cases, a short course of oral steroids may be indicated.
I agree with the other surgeons that it is most likely an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, pain med or a contact dermatitis from your garment or something else your body came into contact with. If oran or topical antihistamines are not helping, you may want to go see a dermatologist to take care of this. ac
It looks like you are having a reaction to either medication or something you came in contact with. I would consult your surgeon about your symptoms. I also would consider reviewing any recent changes to lotions, perfumes, detergents, etc. that could possibly be the cause of your skin reaction.
Your hives are due to a medication you had been taking or something that came in contact with your skin ("contact dermatitis"). You should have your surgeon coordinate an appointment with an allergist and/ or dermatologist to get this resolved for you.
From your photos, these hives may have been caused by a medication or a contact dermatitis from a topical cream, soap or garment. Stopping any new medications you have been on, is a good start. But, if the rash is not resolving, I would suggest you see a dermatologist/allergy specialist. They will be better able to determine the cause of the hives/rash and the best course of action. But, don't despair, this type of problem is not uncommon and usually will fully resolve over time. best wishes, Dr. Lepore.
Total body utercia very rare event. Best to seek IN PERSON term consult with possible IV steroid therapy...
Most importantly, this should be discussed with your surgeon to determine the cause. The reaction appears to be an allergy of some sort. It would first be important to determine what exposures you have had. When did you complete your antibiotics after surgery? If it correlates with your onset of symptoms, then it could be a cause. Some postsugical garments such as postop bras or binders have latex in them. A good first step after determining exposures would be to start on a daily medication such as zyrtec or claritin (over the counter).