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Incision Site Itching
I had surgery to remove an ovary/cyst last week and the incision sites itch really bad! how do I stop the itching?
I had surgery to remove an ovary/cyst last week and the incision sites itch really bad! is there anything i can do to relieve the itching?
Ask your surgeon...: I would hate to advise you to use a otc steroid cream and have your surgeon be against that. While it may reduce the itching, it can also delay the healing. I like traumeel cream for this purpose because it is a natural topical anti-inflammatory and promotes healing. ...Read more
What to do if I had surgery to remove an ovary/cyst last week and the incision sites itch really bad! is there anything I can do to stop the itching?
Be patient.: Itching is a symptom of healing, so be patient with it. ...Read more
I got a cyst removed earlier today, now the incision itches but doesn't hurt. What can I do about it?
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 4 lymph nodes removed &biopsies ( benign) 2weeks ago. half of incision split open..pain & hard lump under it. Itches down arm ?? Infection?
I have hives all across my stomach after gb surgery 2 days ago I have steri-strips with a orangish chemical underneath it. It itches near incisions ?
What to do if I have a rash that will not stop itching on my foot incision sites are very tender and sometimes painful what should I do?
See your doctor: You may have an infection starting and it needs to be examined. ...Read more
Burning itching and pus coming from incison sites from rotator cuff surgery - do i need to go to dr?
I had rods put in for scoliosis last year. Sensation never returned and now my incision site is hurting real bad what is wrong?
Sorry to hear: From what you're saying, it probably means it's time to followup with your spinal surgeon. Although we can list out a list of possible reasons, it's best to get a full evaluation after a major procedure like that. Best of luck. ...Read more
Why is my incision site so sensitive? I am a month and 2 weeks Post Op and when i touch it, it feels like im putting more pressure than i actually am.
Prep Solution: I am guessing that you are describing the betadine-based prep favored by some surgeons to sterilize the skin before surgery; this wears off over the next week. A few weeks after surgery, the area around an incision can look yellow-orange as a "black-and-blue" area returns to normal--likewise, no worries. ...Read more
Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can u tell me why my right side and incision site hurt when i work 3 months out of a hysterectomy?
Unsure: Depending on how your surgery was done, you could expect to have some pain for up to 4 or 6 months. The only way to get a really good idea of the cause for your pain would be to have a exam. You could call the surgeon who did your surgery. ...Read more
Ignore it: It is likely to settle down itself. If you need to apply some moisiturizer so that there is no dryness there. If it is bad put some ice wrapped in tissue paper and keep it there for a few minutes at a time. This is a minor problem and will settle down soon. ...Read more