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Old 02-18-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Talking Titanium Plates, allergic reaction?

Hi, I am wondering if someone could be allergic to these titanium plates and screws, since i had mine in I have had a red blotch on my chin and on one of my cheeks. Estella

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Re: Titanium Plates, allergic reaction?

What you have sounds more like a reaction to something you touched or put on your skin. The titanium hardware used is so far in your body that it is not next to your skin. It's likely a hardware allergy (which is rare) would cause more more significant systemic symptoms.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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Re: Titanium Plates, allergic reaction?

what you describe sounds like for a example a topical allergy, like maybe from the tape that was used during your surgery to tape down the oxygen and tubation.

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