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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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