Rashes and hives after mastectomy with tissue expander
I am new here. I just had mastectomy with tissue expander on 5/6. I had really bad rashes the second day after I left the hospital. I had been switching antibiotics and pain killers from one to the other. The rashes finally were gone after I stopped all the medications. I still don't know which medication caused the rashes. My allergy doctor told me he is not doing allergy test for medications because of too much false positive and false negative. Last week, I had really bad hives. It appeared at different parts of the body everyday. It itched and hurt. Strangely, it didn't appear on the breast that has the expander. I am currently taking Allegra and Zantac to control it. Now, I feel the breast with the expander is warmer than the other side. Is this normal? Any one has experienced rashes and hives after surgery? I am scared. I wonder if this is a reaction related to the implant. I will be seeing my plastic surgeon tomorrow. Any input will be appreciated.