Re: Severe allergic reaction after gallbladder surgery
The other notorious drug group that can cause severe allergic reactions are antibiotics. Were you given antibiotics after surgery or during? Sometimes they infuse a one time dose during surgery that the patient doesn't even know about. I would ask your surgeon about that possibility too. Don't think it is the vinegar or generic switch, unless the new generic contains a yellow or red dye that can sometimes cause bad hives/itching. I would take the steroids. The side effects are a problem with long term use. This will be short term and will make you better much faster. Also, continuing an antihistamine regularly until hives are gone will help too.