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75 yr old woman has hernia operation, suffering from nightly post surgical itching, have seen derm, allergist, etc. No explanation, any ideas?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Some ideas....

1. Check w surgeon to make absolutely sure no foreign object is in wound or inside that is causing allergy sx.
2. Dry skin--drink 60 ounces of clear fluid daily; use skin moisturizer after bathing or twice daily in all itchy areas. 3. Taking any new otc or rx meds at all? If yes, stop them; any new cream, soap, detergent, wound cover material? Perhaps spring allergy, nothing to do w surgery.

In brief: Some ideas....

1. Check w surgeon to make absolutely sure no foreign object is in wound or inside that is causing allergy sx.
2. Dry skin--drink 60 ounces of clear fluid daily; use skin moisturizer after bathing or twice daily in all itchy areas. 3. Taking any new otc or rx meds at all? If yes, stop them; any new cream, soap, detergent, wound cover material? Perhaps spring allergy, nothing to do w surgery.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Allergy

To narcotics peri op antibiotics or harsh laundry detergent in hosp stop meds chamgex sheets ask for hypo allergenic.

In brief: Allergy

To narcotics peri op antibiotics or harsh laundry detergent in hosp stop meds chamgex sheets ask for hypo allergenic.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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