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Itching After Surgery
Were is the itching?:
Some scar some times itch for a while but you treat them with steroid ointment locally.
If the itching some place else right me please. ...Read more
See below: Local measures such as soaking 15-20 minutes in warm water, keep the anal area dry after washing, avoid rubbing or scratching the area. Watch for some acidic foods such as citrus and tomatoes that can irritate the region. Keep bowels soft & regular, use fiber supplements & avoid constipation or straining. Tucks (witch hazel) pads may offer some relief. ...Read more
After two weeks of oral surgery, my cheek is still swollen and I feel hard lumps on the lower part. It also itches outside. Help?
What kind of surgery: Did you have teeth taken out? If so, it can take up to 6-8 weeks to completely heal. Did you have a one week folliow up? Did you have stitches? Were they supposed to come out on their own or were you to go back? Call the dentist who treated you and tell them you need a folliow up appointment. Good luck! ...Read more
I realize I have a hemorrhoid skin tags near my anal, it itches sometime and it makes me scared. Will it go away on its own without surgery?
Anal skin tags: The anal skin tags will not go away without surgery but the symptoms of itching can be controlled. Most anal itching is the result of soilage collecting around the anal tags which makes patient's feel like they aren't clean and results in excess wiping. I typically recommend my patients to keep flushable wipes in their purse as they clean around the tags more thoroughly with less irritation. ...Read more
I have stitches and Dermabond where my pilonidal cyst was. It's been 8 days since the surgery with wide excision & ACell. It itches! What should I do?
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?
My daughter in law just had surgery as a result of an ectopic pregnancy. The cut is healing nicely but there is a light pink fluid coming out ever so often, the cut is clean has no smell and she has no fever. The cut itches a lot though. The fluid is so
It depends: Whether this is normal or a problem depends on several things including how long ago she had the surgery, whether it was laparoscopic or open, and how heavy she is. This could just be a seroma (a collection of tissue fluid) draining or it can be a sign that the incision is breaking down and going to come open. She needs to bring this to the attention of her surgeon to know for sure. Hope this help ...Read more
Body hurts all over to gentle touch for one day and skin has been itching everywhere for a few days. Had a relatively minor surgery five days ago.?
I had back surgery, went through my side, 5 months ago, fusion/spacers, I have started itching can't seem to figure out if I am rejecting the spacers.
PEEK spacers: You are not rejecting the spacers. Where do you itch? It is normal for the incisions to itch for awhile while healing. Have you changed laundry detergents, water softener, eaten something different or changed your environment, gotten a new pet. ...Read more
I have a old scar from surgery of appendix and the scar is red, itching and hurting. What could it be?
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
I am having spinal surgery on my c 3/4 4/5 5/6 6/7. I am itching and want to know if I can take an antihistamine prior to surgery on 9/30/13?
Pre-op medications: General recommendation by surgeons and anesthesiologists is to try and avoid all meds. Perhaps you can try applying moisturizing lotion to the area. ...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?
I just had arthoscopic surgery on my shoulder to fix it up after multiple dislocations and now it is itching?
I had surgery for testicular torsion two weeks ago n nw my right ball s swollen n reddish wounds itching is it healthy?
I had gallbladder surgery a month n had some complication where my liver was cut, I m not itching and have dry skin?
Several possiblities: Your gallbladder is located under your liver. They share a common space that can measure up to 10 x 5 cm. It is not uncommon for bleeding in this common space or its edges. Usually your surgeon will make intra-operative maneuvers to control any bleeding before ending the operation. Okay to ask your surgeon for details of your case. If your recovery is on tract, it may be a normal variant. ...Read more
I had comartment syndrome surgery over 18 months ago and have had severe itching on my legs since, what can be done to rectify?
Had gallbladder laparoscopic surgery about 4 weeks ago. Week or so after, I started having vaginal itching and irritation around the opening.
My daughter had elbow surgery 5 days before. Now she said she has itching&burning in her elbow. Pls can u let me know what is the reason about this..
I had surgery on my wrist to check for damage after a piece of wood went in to my wrist. Its been 5 weeks now and still can't stop itching all over?
I had open heart surgery 5 years ago and lately my incision is constantly itching. Should I be worried?
No: Generally no. You should make sure you have not changed laundry detergent and other things that may be irritating the scar. ...Read more
Had knee replacement 4 weeks ago and my body is itching uncontrollably. Does it have anything to do with surgery?
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