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Itching like crazy!!

  • Smarteez42
  • Sumter, SC
  • 2 years ago

So I had a tummy tuck and breast lift 6 Dec.  I am wearing a Hanes Comfort bra already and went and bought s highwasted underwear support garmet at wally world yesterday and am wearing that.  Everthing is going amazingle well except I am ITCHING like crazy!!  I still have the surgical paper tape covering everything, just have been trimming it as it comes loose and I can't figure out if it I am itiching cause I am healing or because of the tape?  Anyone else have this issue?  My two week check up is tomorrow so it is not an emergency just curious is all.  Thank you!!  

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I am also itching like a mad woman. I am 5 days po. I have been taking benadryl. :(
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It is itching a lot and I'm in my 7 days post op. My doctor said that I should wear something under my gourmet, I did it. So far I'm ok. Good luck friends.
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Well, my itching went away, benedryl helped until it went away. My only issue now is swelling. Good luck to you everyone
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Well I figured out what was causing my itching. I was using Maderma on my scar and had been using it for almost a week but It looks as if I created an allergy or skin reaction to it. I started seeing redness around my incision exactly in the area that I applied the Maderma. I since have not used it since yesterday morning and the itching is subsiding. Just in case anyone else i using Maderma. I do have very sensitive sking though I can't use those self tanners without breaking out in bumps.
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Saw my PS today and he recommended lots of body lotion all around, as well as a wound cover to use in another week. He said that surgery affects the normal functioning of the sweat glands and nerves, causing dry, flakey skin. I use Cerave, works well to calm the itchy (non-wound) areas.
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I am 5 weeks post op and so itchy all of a sudden today! A lot of feeling is coming back and I think that is why I itch, it is just a long my incision line. Anyone else having this at this point? My Dr took of tape at 2 weeks so haven't had tape on for a while.
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I just had a TT on Dec. 19 and I am itching as well but I figured was a result of the the healing and the binder so I would just deal with it. Lord Help me. LOL.
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LOL thanks everybody... I went to my 2 week check up and yes it is because of the tape and because i am healing so i will deal with it... I was able to get out of my binder though so i am a happy camper!!
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I had a tt on dec 19 and I am also itching a lot! From previous surgical exp, the itching is usually due to the wound healing. I just can't get past this compression garment. It's fine, but it's leaving dents on my stomach! Anyone else have this?
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I wear a white cotton shirt underneath the compression garment. Helped with the itch. I find aveeno body wash and lotion helpful as well.
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Are you just itchy where the paper tape was? I am having the same issue!!! Especially the parts that loosen up or that I am re-taping frequently. I had to stop using it. I still have paper tape over my incisions but it is very secured so it isn't bothering me yet. I think it must be common. It horrible though, isn't it?!
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Smarteez, I had a tummy tuck on the 6th as well and have the exact same problem. My surgical tape has been removed, but I am itchy underneath both breast and even getting bumps under my armpits. My skin is dry and flaky. My incision is red. I have eczema, w I think the binder and lack of my skin being able to breath is the reason for my irration and itch. I wear a cotton shirt underneath my binder to help with the irritation from the binder. Went to my Dr. and he prescribed me zyrtec and calamine lotion. I'm still itchy but I just started the meds. If your Dr. give you any advice please let me know. I feel like I have the chickenpoxs. Thanks and Happy Holiday:)
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