Incisions site itching 12 days post op BA. Any suggestions?
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Incision Site Itching
Itchiness at incision site
Unfortunately, itching can be a normal and frustrating part of recovery as your incisions heal. This will typically resolve within a week or two. You could ask your Plastic Surgeon if they have any advice to help you alleviate discomfort.
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Itching around a new incision is very normal and likely a sign of healthy healing. The most important thing is not to scratch at the incisions, as this could lead to infections from bacteria under your nails seeding the incision sites.
If the incisions are itching so much as to wake you up from sleep, I recommend that you be evaluated by your plastic surgeon. You will want to make sure you are not having an allergic reaction to the post operative tape or the sutures used to close the incisions. After an exam your plastic surgeon may recommend a treatment based on what is likely causing the itching.
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