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I'm almost 3 weeks out and my incision sites are 99.9% healed and are pretty much light pink scars but they are VIOLENTLY itchy. It sounds pretty dramatic and a little trivial to complain about but I seriously can't find relief. Any remedies???

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Do you have glue on them? If so, you may be able to remove it.

If not, then I'm not sure what would help...

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I always was told that the itching means they're healing. Have you tried lotion or Vitamin E oil?


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I've been using Vitamin E lotion multiple times a day. It sounds odd but I also kind of slap the parts that itch. I will have to give the ice a try

My husband has offered to duct tape pot holders on my hands so I don't scratch my skin raw. (Eye roll)

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I am suffering the all mighty itch too. Mine is from the bandages and steri strips. Stupid sensitive skin. Any kind of adhesive makes my skin freak out. I've been using coconut oil, Vitamin e oil and tea tree oil. Still crazy itchy but it works better than hydrocortisone. Plus since I can't seem to get enough liquid in at 10 days out my skin is a bit dry. Which causes more itching!


Band to SIPS/SA-DI/LOOP DS 8.8.17
HT: 5'6 HW: 242 SW: 226 CW: 217 GW: TBD

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On 8/17/2017 at 8:31 PM, erint93 said:

I'm almost 3 weeks out and my incision sites are 99.9% healed and are pretty much light pink scars but they are VIOLENTLY itchy. It sounds pretty dramatic and a little trivial to complain about but I seriously can't find relief. Any remedies???

use aveeno anti itch cream. its been a blessing. or hydrocortisone cream

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I had the same thing happen. I had an allergic reaction to the glue. I tried everything for the itch. The only thing that helped was a prescription hydrocortisone cream with a steroid in it.
Good luck
Sleeved 9/6/16 -267
CW 150


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