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itchy bumps/hives...post/2 level ACDF..C3/C4 &C4/C5 surgery
I had surgery on Tuesday, December 22,2009. Discharged next day...everything was fine till Monday the 28...i had a hard time breathing...the pain was getting worse...went to er. They did blood work , x/ray & cat scan...everything was good. My husband thinks panic attack(never had one before). Wednesday the 30th I had a patch of red itchy bumps arround the whole incision area. Doctor asked me to come in and said allergic reaction to the collar or surgical stuff they used during surgery...sur tape, skin cleaner, solution, instruments ect. Well,Thursday the 31st i had a couple itchy bumps on my arms, then my legs. Through out the night they got worse they are all over my hands, wrists, forearms,back thighs...Lets just say everywhere...the ones one my hands, wrists and forearms are the WORST!!!(very painful and severely itchy)
I am taking Benadryl and using cortizone cream for slight relief. Called Doc yesterday Jan 2 because I could not take it and he prescribed steroids and suggested er. I quit taking pain meds around the clock as of Wed. the 30. I will only take one if needed. Pian meds are basically out of system so I do not think it is meds.
HAS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCED SYMPTOMS LIKE THIS? PLEASE RESPOND...I AM CURIOUS AND PLAN ON LOOKING INTO THIS SITUATION. I WAS FINE PRIOR TO SURGERY NOW I AM SEVERELY ITCHY WITH PAINFUL BUMPS.