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8 days Post-Op... Incisions are itching! HELP!



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On 4/30/2021 at 8:45 PM, TSH1222 said:

I have like a film over the incision is that what it is ? i am going crazy with the itching too. I put cold packs. i can text my surgeon in the am and ask if i can remove the clear film. i tried benadryl and it puts me to sleep. i cannot take it all day long

I have the same clear film over my incisions. Just last night they started itching. I rubbed my belly gently allllll night (didnt scratch but definitely rubbed a lot). I woke up and out of the blue every one of my incisions had a reddened area around them like infection. I took an antihistamine and it helped dull the itch but I can’t decide if I’m having an allergic reaction to the clear stuff or an infection? I’m 8 days post op. Pain has improved immensely since surgery. How long did your itching last? Did you have any redness?

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I religiously itch after a skin injury. My tattoos itched to hell when healing, and so do my incisions when I've had surgery. I was itchy a solid two weeks. It's totally a healing thing.

I took antihistamines and carefully applied a scent free lotion around the incisions and tried to distract myself. It's normal, but so very irritating! I'm also mildly allergic to bandage adhesive, so I suspect that added to how long I was itchy for.

Short answer - I feel you!

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7 hours ago, Smanky said:

I religiously itch after a skin injury. My tattoos itched to hell when healing, and so do my incisions when I've had surgery. I was itchy a solid two weeks. It's totally a healing thing.

I took antihistamines and carefully applied a scent free lotion around the incisions and tried to distract myself. It's normal, but so very irritating! I'm also mildly allergic to bandage adhesive, so I suspect that added to how long I was itchy for.

Short answer - I feel you!

Thanks!! I hope it’s just that. I took Benadryl at bedtime last night and it definitely helped the itching but the redness is still there. I’m going to call my surgeon this morning just to be safe because of course it’s Friday and don’t want to have to go to the ED on the weekend if the redness gets worse.

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I’m 4 days post op and my incisions itched on day 2 and continue. My surgeon used surgical glue, but I think it’s normal itching and not a reaction. My prescribed promethazine helps and once the glue comes off, I plan to use a medical grade silicon bandage to help with scarring. I’ve use it before on incisions and it works great for me.

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I saw the nurse at my surgeon’s office. It definitely is an allergic reaction. I’ve peeled off a lot of the adhesive surrounding the incision but will try to remove the stuff that’s on the forming “scab”. She said to try that in the shower. I’m just worried I’ll pull the scab off and the incision will open. Ugh.

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