Allergic reaction after c-section...any advice pls??

Cindy - posted on 04/12/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am 3 wks postpartum and had a severe allergic reaction 3 days after my c-section. Was covered head to toe in a rash that itched like crazy. My ob thinks I had an allergic rxn to the benzoin and/or steri strips but he used that on my c-section 4 yrs ago and I didn't have a rxn then. I was put on 12 days of steroids and the rash got better, but now I still get itchy and have a small rash on both of my lower legs. Still get itchy on my neck and belly a little bit too. I use cortisone and it seems to help....just wondering when this will all subside. On top of all of this, I just got a hemorrhoid that hurts like hell 2 days ago and have tried soaking in a hot tub, using preparation h suppositories, tucks pads... Nothing seems to help! Any advice out there?? I am desperate!

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Sarah - posted on 04/12/2012

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Keep on the Prep H and Tucks for the hemorrhoid. You may also consider taking a stool softener until it improves as less straining will help it not to become inflamed. As far as the itching, I'd go see your doc again and make sure it's not something else.

Katherine - posted on 04/12/2012

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Can she put you on antibiotics for the rash? I had a horrible reaction to sulfa and that's what they did. If it's painful for your hemorrhoid use lidocain. Or ask for it. It's a numbing agent.

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