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#1 cinwa

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:55 AM

I understand that itching is a good sign but this is driving me nuts! It's not inflamed or red, just dry and incredibly itchy.

And I have to tell you, lap RNY is a walk in the park compared to having a tummy full of staples.

Anyway - they come out on Friday but I need some suggestions as to what I can put on the incision site with the staples still in.

I've got 3 sites where they started laproscopically and then the big opening from my sternum to my belly button.

I've got some vitamin E capsules - various other oils. Can anyone recommend something please?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:56 AM

peanut butter?
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:00 AM

Can you use neosporin on them? I am not sure. Are you on antibiotics? Make sure its not some type of yeast infection.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:00 AM

Fingernails?:D:D

It makes a mess, but damn it feels so good!!

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:02 AM

Fingernails?:D:D

It makes a mess, but damn it feels so good!!


Trust u !!!!!!!!!!! :D

Do u have any sudocreme or anything similar over there Corrine ?
Hoping your taking things easy & feeling more human .

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:09 AM

What about taking Benadryl for the itching. It may make you tired but it should give you some relief.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:16 AM

What about taking Benadryl for the itching. It may make you tired but it should give you some relief.


You can get benadryl cream as well, that may work.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:51 PM

Corrine,
I personally found it didn't matter what I put on the outside-aloe,vit. e , benadryl, I tried them all.
The only thing that helped was taking the benadryl capsule.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I'm a little wary of ingesting anything else - oxycodone is knocking me for 6 but the upside is that I don't feel much of anything - just peace! lol ...... Posted Image

Staples come out on Friday - if it's still annoying me I'll talk with the surgeon about it.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:07 PM

Hydrocortisone cream worked well on my incision sites, but I don't think you're supposed to use it for more than 2 weeks. Good luck!
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:44 PM

I just so happened to ask the Nurse Practioner at work today about my itchy skin. She recommended a lotion called Sarra or Saira (she couldnt remember the exact spelling). You can get it at Wal-Mart she said for like $10 for a big bottle. She also said it had a very strong menthoyl smell, but it was good stuff. I'm going to try to find it tomorrow.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:58 PM

anti itch hydrocortisone is the only thing that is working for me - i only have the little incisions and was told that its ok by dr. Not sure about the long incision.. Good luck

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:13 PM

I ended up using some vitamin E oil on it and it really helped.

There's no redness or anything else nasty going on - it's just very dry and itchy.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 05:44 AM

sorry it took so long to get here, Cor. yes, i was going to suggest that vitamin E oil... i think that stuff is awesome! and it's natural, so i don't think you can go wrong.

glad you found relief! :)
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