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Surgical Incision Itching
Healing process.: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, such as incisions made during surgery, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. As part of this process histamine is released. It is the histamine which causes the wound to itch. So itching of the wound is a good sign. If you find the itching is unbearable, you can take an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief.See 1 more doctor answer
Be patient.: Itching is a symptom of healing, so be patient with it.
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?
Not uncommon: Some people have reactions to the prep prior to the operation or the adhesives used after it. It goes away after several days usually. Anti-itch products like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream can help. If it worsens, talk to your surgeon because infection is always a possibility, but less likely given your current symptoms.
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.
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 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.
Three weeks ago I had knee surgery. The incision appears to be healing well but has become very itchy. What can I do to relieve the itching?
Dermatitis: Likely a reaction to the prep done at time of surgery or a dressing after. What are you putting on the wound now? I'd ask the surgeon what they suggest you use before trying anything.See 2 more doctor answers
I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?
Surgery: You should call and have the surgeon who performed the procedure examine this. It may be secondarily infected and you want to be sure that the surgery is not undone by this. Go and chat with them.
Kidney calyx: Stone removal by renal pelvis calyx "Otomy" Pelvotomy? Nephrotomy
Draining incision: There are times that drainage is expected and even encouraged. So is this normal? It may be normal for the condition you have but healed without infection and not draining is better.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Yes, it is normal for incision lines to the firm for the first several months after the procedure is performed. As the scar "matures", most scars will soften and improve in appearance. Some patients will develop abnormal scars, called hypertrophic or keloid scars; these scars may be raised and firm. Treatment for these types of scars are available.
Clean and dry: Keep the incision clean by showering with soap and water at least daily. The incision can be left uncovered as long as it is dry and not leaking. Otherwise, a dry gauze will help keep your clothes fro getting soiled.
Post surgical incision bled a little bit 5 days after surgery but has now stopped. Is this a big deal?
Not a problem: Probably is not, specially if stopped already, that could happens if small amount of blood accumulates under the skin and need to drain.
What should I do if I accidentally put Neosporin on a surgical incision that I'm fairly sure had been glued? I am 4.5 days post-op.
Don't worry.: If it stays closed, no worries. You can wipe it off carefully. If it comes open, dehisces, then need to see your surgeon ASAP.See 1 more doctor answer