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Had MOH procedure on the face. Is it possible to have rashes with stitches? Allergy to bandaids?

Hello, I had a MOH s procedure on my face (close to my lips ) 5 days ago. I was informed that the stitches were dissolvable. Is it possible to have a rash with these stitches? The area surrounding the stitches is red, bumpy and itches. Six years ago I had a similar surgery and had a reaction to the adhesive in the bandaids used to cover the incision and it did not heal properly. Is it possible that I could be allergic to the stitches and should I call the surgeon to remove them? Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

Sutures contain proteins.

There is a possibility that You have developed an allergic reaction to it,

Apply a mild steroid lotion like desonide,

Also take an antihistamine tablet.

This will give you some relief.

Yes it is better to call a doctor for stitch removal.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 22 Sep 2013
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