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Why do my scars/cuts itch? I keep wanting to scratch them which i know is a bad idea. Why do they itch and what can I do to make them stop?

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Healing

As nerves heal they fire randomly with minimal stimulation and itching is one of the most commonly reported events as healing progresses.
A numbing cream with xylocaine (lidocaine) and tetracaine will help you with the symmetry. Are you still seeing your orthopedist? He can help with desensitization exercises.

In brief: Healing

As nerves heal they fire randomly with minimal stimulation and itching is one of the most commonly reported events as healing progresses.
A numbing cream with xylocaine (lidocaine) and tetracaine will help you with the symmetry. Are you still seeing your orthopedist? He can help with desensitization exercises.
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