I had ACDF last Tuesday and when I woke up, I found that some of the places where they had taped stuff to me had red and purple splotches (kinda like tiny bruises). None of them hurt at all. I just noticed that I can still see some of them, so I figured I'd ask here. I should have thought to ask the nurse, but I was only concerned with what did hurt while I was still at the hospital.
The tape on the back of my hand for my IV didn't do it. And boy, they sure do tape lots of stuff to you during surgery!
Does anyone here know of, or have reactions to hospital tape? I've taped gauze to myself with no reaction before. My skin does get red and itchy under bandaids, but not at all like this. I'm just curious. Like I said, they don't hurt, and I'm hoping to not have any hospitals taping stuff to me any time soon.