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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. ...Read more
Be patient.: Itching is a symptom of healing, so be patient with it. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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?
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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
Speak w neurosurgeon: There are very few indications for operative resection of thalamic lesions, since they are uncommon. Most of the experience have been in children with thalamic tumors. Each case must be individualized, there are several approaches to these lesions. The complications (morbidity) is significant and include visual field defects and hydrocephalus. Then the underlying cancer causes mortality. ...Read more
What is the best scar cream that I can get to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision? Any natural options that can help as well? Thank you
Is it normal to have a vinegar smelling discharge from a surgical incision. It has been since Feb-20th I was hit by a car and had my femur repaired.
NO: Sounds like a deep infection. See your orthopedist ...Read more
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I have a surgical incision from a bunionectomy that doesn't want to heal. I have no signs of infection but there is still some seeping. What do I do?
Watch! Watch! Watch!: A time frame on the number of post-operative days would not only be helpful but down right necessary to offer some encouragement. The wound wants to heal, and barring an infection should heal without incident. Some times the wound may weep or seep for various reasons, but the one that is most concerning is infection. Your surgeon should give you the necessary advice to deal with immediate care. ...Read more
I have a red bumpy itchy painful rash over a surgical incision that is a year or so old I've had it for almost two months. Its right above pubic line?
I have had a surgical incision that has been healed for 20 years - drains, uncomfortable 1x yr. Upper thigh near groin-heals on own. Completely closes?
See a doctor: And have it checked out when it flairs up. ...Read more
What type of pain can I expect with the large hematoma pressing against my surgical incision from the hiatal. Hernia repair?
Hard 2 Answer: It is often very difficult to sort out incisional pain from pain secondary to the operation performed. Was your operation laparoscopic or open? ...How long ago? ...How big of a hematoma? ...Was mesh used? The best person to answer this question is your surgeon. I assume that he/she is keeping a close eye on your situation. In general, severe pain mandates close follow-up. Good luck! ...Read more