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Scar from exploratory surgery turned from normal white to bright red and swollen, oozing clear liquid. Cause?

50 yr old scar from exploratory surgery on stomach suddenly turned from normal white to bright red and swollen, rubbery and slightly fever or other symptoms, After 3 days it got bubbly/blistery and started oozing clear liquid. Any idea what could have caused this? Only thing I can possibly think of is I was burning lots of yard debris and fire was extremely hot...I could feel it through my clothes.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Thanks for the query.

You might have developed scar eczema.

Another possibility is a bacterial infection.

Treatment with oral and topical antibiotics is required.

A culture from the oozing fluid will help in finding the exact causative organism,

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: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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