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Surgical Incisions Itch
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?
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?
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. ...Read more
I got a cyst removed earlier today, now the incision itches but doesn't hurt. What can I do about it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 had a c-section 3 months ago. My incision has healed, but the scar itches like crazy every once in a while. What is the best thing to put on it?
Hard to say: First determine the cause of the itching: 1) if it is due to ingrown hairs, depilation may help. 2) if it is due to histamine or inflammation, antihistamines (topical or oral) with corticosteroids may be useful. 3) if neurogenic, scar massage or topical capsacin may provide relief. 4) if caused by a suture reaction, removal may be indicated. If a topical allergic reaction, cessation of ointments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Had 4 lymph nodes removed &biopsies (benign) 2weeks ago. Half of incision split open. Pain & hard lump under it. Itches down arm?? Infection?
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 an inguinal surgery 4 years back. Sometimes, I itch and rub my incision area now I have a scar there is that ok?
Scar: Following surgery one would expect a scar. ...Read more
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