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My husband had ortho surgery Friday. Has been on

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Hi. My husband had ortho surgery Friday. Has been on percoset/oxycodone 7 days since initial injury. Post-surgery on rx Colase. Now presenting w/ hives. Is the reaction likely allergy to Colase, not oxy? Should I offer benedryl, and stop Colase? Is this an ER visit? Thx.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
hives can be from a viral infection possibly
colace can cause rash. oxycodone and percocets can cause constipation and he will need some laxatives or something else to help keep him from getting constipated.
even constipation can cause hives.
when was his last bowel movement?
yes, I would get him to see a doctor at the ER to get his rash evaluated and get his wound checked.
let me know if you have questions.