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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
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