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May Report: Rash over entire area

May Report: Rash over entire area

A following May side effect report was submitted by a user.

Female patient reported the following May have had chloraprep used to clean foot pre-surgery. side effects :
Red, Hot, Rash over entire area of foot and top of toes following MTP surgery on big toe. Rash appeared on day 3 post-surg with some point pain and the became extremely itchy. Normal topical hydrocortisone creams had zero effect. Time/Waiting for five more days had zero effect. Area of foot still appearing red, hot, swollen. Now almost three weeks post-surg and still dealing with rash issue.

Surgeon seemed unconcerned at first but them prescribed steroidal topical ointment and antibiotics used to combat bacterial skin infection. The rash was worse than the surgery or post-surgical incision. It was not at the site of the incision but all over the foot.

Medication Dosage:
Medication Frequency:
Patient Age: 51
Patient Weight: 160
Other medications:
Diagnosis: Cheilectomy/MTP Big Toe, removal of bone spur on foot
Pre-existing conditions: 51 year old female with no previous allergy/allergic reaction issues during surgery.
Hospitalized? No
Life-threatening? No
Disabled? No
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? Yes
Other serious medical events? No
Died? No

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