Elise - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I had my second c-section 6 months ago. Two days after surgery I had an allergic reaction to the benzoin ( liquid adhesive) at the incision site. A week later I developed a red raised rash from head to toe that itched like crazy!! The Doc gave me a one week steroid dose pack. It did help it clear up a little, but it took a month to fully go away. One month post partum the rash came back on my legs and I developed an allergy to chap stick, and Burt's bees lip balm. Now I can only use Vaseline on my lips or they become swollen and get clear bumps all over them. I ate a chew-able roll-aids the other day and my whole mouth broke out with clear bumps and started itching. I had to take a benadryl to clear that up. I can no longer use any lotion with fragrance or I break out in a rash. I am now 6 months post partum and never know what may set me off next. I woke up today with a rash on both knees and on my upper arms. I don't know what is going on and my doctor has no answers for me.
Here is another strange thing. One of my friends in a different state had her 3rd baby via c-section and is having the same problems that I am. The timing is almost exactly like me. She too had the steroid dose pack to try and clear things up. She became allergic to chap stick at one month past partum and had reactions to her lotion and now her deodorant.
What is going on?!! Anyone else have this issue?