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Really itchy

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Really itchy
« on: November 19, 2011, 11:55:36 PM »
I just had surgery on Thurs Nov 17. My upper body is really itchy, its driving me crazy. Anybody has any remedy to this post surgery  ichy-ness?  >:(

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Re: Really itchy
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 12:25:56 AM »
Read my post below titled "Numbness - Please Help". Corvette09 has some useful information posted in it.

I bought a body lotion today that is infused with vitamin E. I applied it thoroughly after showering and my itch situation seems to be much improved so far.

A few users on liposuction boards mention the itch is related to liposuction damage to nerve endings. As the endings begin to heal and re-establish there connections, itching seems to be a common side affect that lasts from a few days to a few weeks!

Re: Really itchy
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 08:01:27 AM »
The itching you have after surgery is due to temporary disruption of the fine sensory nerve fibers to your skin.  It usually lasts about 1-2 weeks (extremely variable).  There is no good treatment that I have found -- cold compresses may help but applications of cremes, powders or taking Benadryl are useless.  Just grin and bear it, sorry.

Dr Jacobs
Dr. Jacobs 
Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Practice sub-specialty in Gynecomastia Surgery
815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone:  (212) 570-6080
Email:  dr.j@elliotjacobsmd.com
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