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Itchy, red, raised lumps on stitches. Gall bladder removed through laproscopy. Treatment?

Hi I had my gall bladder removed 7/23 Laprascopy, went well I am a 44 year Female. Saw my surgeon two days ago post op and stated incisions looked great. However a day later two incision sites are itchy, red, and raised lump. I have been cleaning area with Alcohol, and soap and water. Should I take a Claritin? Still itchy red and raised
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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hi dear....
some amount of redness is normal,and should be present.....excessive redness,itching are either due to
1.more than normal inflammatory reaction,
2.allergy to suture material,
3.mild degree of infection.
so i will advise you to take antibiotics and local or systemic anti allergic ...
Answered: Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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