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I am 5 weeks post op. The surgery went well, I had minimal pain... now all of a sudden my incisions are itchy and red. All the glue already fell off. If showered to to see if it was dead skin build up and that did not help. Is this normal?

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I used hydrocortisone cream on mine for a couple of days and the redness and itching went away.

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7 hours ago, Mehr said:

I am 5 weeks post op. The surgery went well, I had minimal pain... now all of a sudden my incisions are itchy and red. All the glue already fell off. If showered to to see if it was dead skin build up and that did not help. Is this normal?

Welcome,

First, this is worth a call to your medical team. If it's nothing, let them tell you. The caring folks here and curmudgeons like me can share our experiences, give you encouragement, tell you what we did when we might of had a similar situation, but again, give your medical team a call.

Now, having said that, is the itchy, red incision warm or hotter than the skin around it? Do you have a fever? Do you feel ill otherwise? If yes, definitely call your medical team. It could be an infection.

Good luck,

Tek

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On 09/21/2020 at 05:38, Lynnlovesthebeach said:



I used hydrocortisone cream on mine for a couple of days and the redness and itching went away.






Thank you I tried some today so hopefully it helps

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On 09/21/2020 at 07:12, The Greater Fool said:






Welcome,




First, this is worth a call to your medical team. If it's nothing, let them tell you. The caring folks here and curmudgeons like me can share our experiences, give you encouragement, tell you what we did when we might of had a similar situation, but again, give your medical team a call.




Now, having said that, is the itchy, red incision warm or hotter than the skin around it? Do you have a fever? Do you feel ill otherwise? If yes, definitely call your medical team. It could be an infection.




Good luck,




Tek


Thank you. I did try to call but got the voicemail. No it’s not hot and I’m feeling good otherwise. Sometimes the redness goes down and other times it’s worse. I think it started after I returned to work. I think my pants waist band (though they’re loose) rubbed against them. The friction must’ve irritated the skin around my incisions.

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