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i had a c-section 3 months ago. my incision has healed, but the scar itches like crazy every once in a while. what is the best thing to put on it?

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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hard to say: First determine the cause of the itching: 1) if it is due to ingrown hairs, depilation may help. 2) if it is due to histamine or inflammation, antihistamines ( topical or oral) with corticosteroids may be useful. 3) if neurogenic, scar massage or topical capsacin may provide relief. 4) if caused by a suture reaction, removal may be indicated. If a topical allergic reaction, cessation of ointments.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen commented
33 years experience General Surgery
Great answer!
May 2, 2012
Dr. Robert Brueck
47 years experience Plastic Surgery
Itchy scar: You could try soem scar creams, ice works great or soem over the counter cortisone cramwwwbeautybybrueck.Com.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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