I've always had a small area that stayed numb after my tummy tuck 6 yrs ago. I sometimes got itch-like feelings that seemed to originate far below the surface but due to the numb skin it’s impossible to relieve the itching. They usually they went away after about 5 min anyway. However, I got an itch yesterday that was nearly constant. I could get no relief and resorted to various prescription pain and anti-anxiety meds with no relief. It’s maddening. Please help me, what can I do?
How Can I Relieve the Itching That Originates Deep Below the Surface but the Skin is Numb After TT?
Doctor Answers (2)
Itching after a tummy tuck
there are several options for chronic pain , itching or dysesthesia
- pain managment consult
- physical therapy
- injections by your physician with marcaine
- tegretol or similar
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