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Old 10-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Los Angeles , ca. US
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Alex1955 HB User
Re: Allergic reaction to mastisol - post op ACDF

Originally Posted by dcoday View Post
Just wondering if anyone else has had this? I had a one level C5/6 ACDF on 7-11-12. I do have alot of allergies but this is new!
Mastisol is the adhesive they use over the incision to help the steri-strips stick. I noticed an irritation 1day post op but thought it was just due to the surgery itself. I ended up in the ER over the weekend and then sent to the surgeon immediately on Monday. The incision area is bright red, very swollen, blistering and extremely itchy. The surgeon said he has never had a patient react like this! (the very first time i met my NS i did tell him i was one of those patients that always fell into the 1% category. Expect the unexpected!) so far it has held true
I tried to upload a picture but was unable to. just wondering if anyone has experienced this and how long it lasted and how was it treated.

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