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Oh my goodness. My incisions have been so itchy yesterday and today. Today was the first day that I could take an actual shower and I thought that would help. No dice. Has anyone else experienced this???? I’m thinking of getting some children’s Benadryl to help. It’s about to drive me crazy.

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Yep, my incisions drove me mad with the itching - and unlike the itching from healing tattoos, you can't slap the area for relief! I took antihistamines and used cold packs held against the incision area, which helped immensely! Like me, you also may be a bit allergic to the bandage adhesive.

My itching lasted about a week and a half, unfortunately. I hope yours goes away faster!

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I have an 12” scare down the middle of my back from an infusion surgery. Itched like crazy!!!
I know the docs tell you not to put anything on them but I had to do cortisone! The healing is causing the itching.
If they are red & splotchy you could be allergic to the glue or tape that was used. Then you definitely do need Benadryl.

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I’m having the same issues. The adhesive has been awful!! I thought that’s what was causing the itching but I guess it’s the healing.

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8 hours ago, BBOOKMAN82 said:

I’m having the same issues. The adhesive has been awful!! I thought that’s what was causing the itching but I guess it’s the healing.

It could be a double whammy like mine was. All the fun of a regular healing itch with bonus allergy itching! I hope yours improves soon.

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