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Itching is probably a good sign as it means that everything is healing but it's so bad its going to drive me insane. It's not the scars it's the entire stomach. It is like every nerve ending has decided it's going to do some kind of crazy celebratory dance. Typically it is worse at night when I am trying to sleep.

Any tips to calm the itching and stop me trying to scratch?

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Hydrocortisone, oatmeal in your bathwater, no don't dump it in, make a big bag/sachet, whatever the righ term is out of 2 washcloths with oatmeal inside, take a cool bath or 🚿. It probably is a mild? reaction the anesthesia you had for your surgery, more common than you would think.

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And put on cott9n gloves at night, no real use gouging yourself in your sleep.

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I used Benadryl cream to relieve the itching.

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I had to get a prescription bc it turned out I was allergic to the adhesive on the suture glue. It was horrible!!

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That would not have been fun.

Mine is not itching at the wound sites, it’s more allover the stomach . It’s probably caused by all the stretching and bruising and everything else.

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I had same thing, the Benadryl ointment helped, I had to do the levanox shots for ten days, it seemed to go away once I stopped the shots. I’m thinking that caused it for me, it was like I had hives, same with me it wasn’t the incisions, was my entire stomach, it drove me crazy

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