Ears itching after otoplasty. Should I contact my surgeon?
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Ears itching after oltoplasty
Itching after otoplasty
Should I contact my surgeon if my ears itch after surgery.
Itching is not really specific to any particular problem. A common myth is that itching is a sign of healing. While this can be true, it isn't always. Itching is a sign of inflammation, and inflammation - to some degree - is a part of the healing process. Inflammation can also be exaggerated in the event of allergic reaction and infection, for example. If you ever have a question or concern, you should always first contact your surgeon for further evaluation. Generally speaking, it is best to try to avoid touching anywhere near healing incisions with your hands. The more contact you make with these areas, the more likely you are to transfer germs into the incisions. I hope this helps and wish you a great outcome!
- Dr. Schmidt
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