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A 46-year-old female asked:

My c section scar is driving me crazy it itches but when i scratch it, it hurts. i had my second and last c section 21 years ago.

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Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ITCHING: Unfortunately, itchy postoperative wounds are common. There is much debate about the underlying cause. My advice, since it appears that over-the-counter remedies are not working and it continues to be bothersome for you, is that you follow up with a dermatologist. I will search our HealthTap database for a potential referral provider.
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