Allergic reaction to Keflex?

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Question from Karissa: I just had a mastectomy with expanders three weeks ago today. I am having an allergic reaction to the Keflex, I believe. Is this common? Or are there cases of reactions to the silicone casing of an expander? I was just wondering.
Answers - Carolyn Chang It is very unlikely that you are having a reaction to the implant itself or the shell of the implant. It's not impossible, but it is much more likely that you're having a reaction to your antibiotic. Please check with your plastic surgeon.

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