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Wow steri strip reaction

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Recovering from Surgery
oK PEOPLE,THIS IS HOW STUPID SOME OF OUR dOCTORS ARE,Acdf was tuesday and got home thursday,ok in the hospital im on steriods and antibotics,I get home and my hip for the bone graft,and my neck is just red and welping draining like crazy.I go back to the ER and i get admiited,ok I spend 20 hours with Idiots decideing weather to remove them,at htis poiint they are falling of due to the drainage is so much and there soaked,And now they are blistering me,I jave had enough and the evil comes out,I tell these idiots they have 5 minutes to get them off or im choling someone,So i basicaly stay in the hospital cause of a baidaid everyone is affarid to remove because my surgeon is out of town,so now im welped and blisterd and it could all have been avoided if the doctors had half a brain,Im just so mad and to think I have to pay for the stay.


  • I have had what you described several times after a surgery. In order for the steri strip to adhere better, Tincture of Benzoin is applied to the skin. If you are allegic like me, you break out in a terrible rash, blisters and oozing. I now tell any doctor I am allergic to Benzoin. When they put the steri strips on without the Benzoin, I have no rash. Check it out.

    Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007.
  • I dont even need that stuff on steri strips to make me have horrible itching, and swelling :( I have had many surgeries, and by far I totally hate those things!!!!! I am so sorry!
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