What’s better than having an allergic reaction to an antibiotic? Not needing to have taken the antibiotic in the first place!
My NP has made it her mission to figure out what the hell is going on with these incisions. She called yesterday to give me an update. One of the doctors she showed my belly pic to solved the mystery. It wasn’t an infection, that’s why it didn’t respond to the first antibiotic and didn’t make improvement very quickly with the second. It was an allergic reaction to the wash they used to prep my skin.
“But they used the wash over my entire abdomen, why would there only be reactions around the incisions,” you may wonder.
Good question. It’s the thought that originally ruled out an allergic reaction to the wash. Only the areas around the incisions would have reactions because those are the areas that the wash got inside of the skin. Somehow during the surgery the wash got into the incisions and my body was none too happy about it. But now I just sit and wait for it to clear up. It can take a couple of months to fully resolve and there’s nothing to do to help it along, but at least I don’t have to keep taking those nasty antibiotics.
Angry Incision Mystery is now closed.