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What causes a blister at the incision site?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 14687 Questions

Posted on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Lump
Question: An old abdominal surgery scar has now turned red and a water blister has formed on it. What could be the cause?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
possible inflammation of the tissue under scar from infection .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This is in relation to inflammatory reaction .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Current condition - duration .
2. Associated itching , fever , pain .
3. Time since surgery .
4. If possible a photo pic of scar as an attachment in follow up conversation .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 15 hours later
Surgery about 5 years ago. We are at the beach and been in sun, but scar has not been exposed to sun. Scar has been inflamed since second day here.

No fever or pain
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome XXXX

Thanks for the details .

* Indicates inflammation for sure even though not directly exposed to sun even
temperature may be a factor to some extent or it may have exacerbated any
pre existing issue .

* Guidelines at present

- Keep the part clean with antiseptic liquid or soap .
- Ice application 3 times a day .
- Continue antibiotic cream .
- Consumption of tab. ibuprofen ( 400 ) mg 3 times a day after meals with
antacids preferably can help by its anti inflammatory action .

- Advisable to avoid further prolong indirect exposure at beach .
- Avoid tight fitting clothes .
- Consult your doctor once return to home for further assistance in terms of
necessary antibiotics , dressing or further management .

Wishing you fine recovery & further stay at beach .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards dear take care .
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