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Itchy Incision
« on: November 13, 2010, 09:17:29 AM »
Well, it's been three weeks since my LBHR and there is redness around my incision and it itches. I suppose this is normal but just wanted to put it out there to see if this is a normal experience before I call my doctor for nothing.


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Re: Itchy Incision
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 07:58:50 AM »
Just an update. It's been 4 weeks post op and the rash has spread all the way to my knee and still surrounding the incision site. I've been on antibiotics for a week as well as a steroid cream. Nothing has worked. It seems like it is only where they prepped before the surgery. I am starting oral steroids this morning. Hopefully this works. Has anyone heard of this? ???

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Re: Itchy Incision
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 09:24:05 AM »
My ex developed a form of herpes from his chest incision after his open heart surgery.  Who ever heard of such a thing - but it was from the hospital according to the doctor.  He would get a rash, sometimes even on his head with little blisters.  If you don't get your problem solved, go to a dermatologist.  Hopefully, the steroids will work. 

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Re: Itchy Incision
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 03:17:41 PM »
Is it in the area where the tape was holding down the initial bandage? I had blisters all around a previous surgical site and it turned out I had a severe latex reaction from the bandage tapes.
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Re: Itchy Incision
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 09:23:08 AM »
I had the same.  The explanation [to me] is that this is healing - blood to the site and the itching is the heaking of the nerve endings that were incised.  For me, it all went away after 6 - 8 weeks. Can't recall exactly, but I have no issues at 6 months post op. As has been said before, call your surgeon if you are concerned or prefer reassurance.  Hey, you paid the guy!  LOL.  Best wishes...


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