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Why Is My Incision Itching Already
I got a cyst removed earlier today, now the incision itches but doesn't hurt. What can I do about it?
Be patient.: Itching is a symptom of healing, so be patient with it. ...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
Had 4 lymph nodes removed &biopsies ( benign) 2weeks ago. half of incision split open..pain & hard lump under it. Itches down arm ?? Infection?
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 ?
Any med?: Many people use antibiotics on wounds. Bacitracin, neosporin, triple antibiotic are common. NONE OF THESE PREVENTS OR TREATS INFECTION. They are common sensitizers, causing itchy allergic reactions. People sometimes are allergic to adhesive tape. Where is the incision? How large? Why? Stitches? See the Dr who gave you the incision. ...Read more
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
What can I do if my stitches are not dissolving and pneumothorax/portacath incisions are itching?
Go back to your doc: You need to revisit your surgeon immediately ...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?
Mastoidectomy done 18th & all good except sticky discharge from incision tolerable pain & swelling, major itching, blisters at base and frt of inci, ?
See your doc ASAP : The itching and the blistering suggest that this could be an allergic contact dermatitis, perhaps to the adhesive from the bandages. But anytime there is an issue going on after surgery, it is very important to see the surgeon right away. Infection could also present similarly and must be excluded. ...Read more
I had my 3rd C-section on 11/23/2009. My bikini cut incision has started itching alot. It is still close, there is no fluid leaking. Why is it itching?
Healing vs infection: Incision go through a number of phases, including inflammatory. Continue to monitor incision for signs of increasing redness, swelling or drainage. Holistic treatment of an itching incision may be vitamin e or aloe based topical treatments. Mild treatments may include anti-histamine diphenhydramine/benadryl. If not scheduled, then a follow up showed be made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Very common symptom, and a sign things are going well with the healing process. ...Read more
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
What to do if I have a rash that will not stop itching on my foot incision sites are very tender and sometimes painful what should I do?
See your doctor: You may have an infection starting and it needs to be examined. ...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?
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