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Itchy skin after gallbladder surgery, is it the dressing?

Itchy skin after gallbladder surgery, is it the dressing?

Skin prep: You just had gallbladder surgery and the skin is itching. It could be the skin prep that was used. It may have an orange hue to it. This prep kills the bacteria that is on your own skin like staph. Aureus. The itching should get better. You may also be reacting to the adhesive on the steri strips. If you have a latex allergy let your medical team know. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more


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Is dry and itchy skin a normal side effect after ACL surgery?

Is dry and itchy skin a normal side effect after ACL surgery?

Not typically: Dry and itchy skin can be a normal side effect after cleaning and sterilizing the knee prior to the acl reconstruction. The acl reconstruction itself does not cause dry or itchy skin. It can cause swelling of the knee, which can in turn cause dry or itchy skin. ...Read more

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What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

Creams and pills: you can also consider taking an antihistamine depending on the cause of the itchy skin. Some to consider are benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but this can make you sleepy) or zyrtec instead of claritin. They are all over the counter. Itchy skin may also be due to dryness so try keeping your skin well moisturized as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from itchy skin?

Dry skin: is the most common cause of itchy skin. Start with a thick moisturizer like aquaphor, or soy based moisturizers, if you are not better in 6 weeks see Derm for work up of chronic pruritus ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: itchy skin?

Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

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How to Treat a itchy skin?

Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more

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What could cause red itchy skin?

Dryness?: Difficult to answer without exam. But likely dry skin, and best addressed by changing to gentle cleansers and a good moisturizer. If not improved after a week see a derm. ...Read more