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Is itching a sign that my sugical wound is healing?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Often yes

Itching is a common sign of nerve regeneration, including those tiny ones in the skin cut during surgery.
Just be on the lookout for unusual redness, blisters, pus or other problem. It could be an allergy or infection.

In brief: Often yes

Itching is a common sign of nerve regeneration, including those tiny ones in the skin cut during surgery.
Just be on the lookout for unusual redness, blisters, pus or other problem. It could be an allergy or infection.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Jon King
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Itching is a very common part of wound healing.
As long as there is no or minimal redness or drainage from the wound there is nothing to worry about. If it is very bothersome i would recommend an over the counter antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine).

In brief: Yes

Itching is a very common part of wound healing.
As long as there is no or minimal redness or drainage from the wound there is nothing to worry about. If it is very bothersome i would recommend an over the counter antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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