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Old 07-14-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Question itchy thyroidectomy incision

Just had a thyroidectomy due to a large substernal nodule. Healing fine. BUT, I have intense itching on my incision. Doctor used a medical "superglue" on outer stitches. what can i use to calm intense itching on incision? Doctor told me no neosporin. anyone have any suggestions of ways to stop the intense itching and slight burning? with the hot & humid weather we've been having, that just makes it worse

 
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Re: itchy thyroidectomy incision

Are you able to take Benedryl? Of course, I'd ask the doctor but, when I'm afflicted with too many mosquito bites and/or a poison ivy rash, Benedryl helped with the itching.

Cool compresses might help as well.....
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Re: itchy thyroidectomy incision

Just had my right lobe out July 6th. I too have quite a bit of itching the past 2 to 3 days. My doc used steri strips. I have been taking LIQUID benedryl (because it is faster) and also on occasion when it is really bad putting an ice pack on for a few minutes. Seems to work well for me. But then I do not have any oozing, redness or temp (pretty sure no infection).

 
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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Re: itchy thyroidectomy incision

thank you. went for post-op check up and it turns out i am really "sensitive" to the "medical super glue"! as soon as the doctor used the adhesive remover wipes to remove the medical super glue, i had instant relief! now i have normal itching that shows it's healing.

 
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Re: itchy thyroidectomy incision

thank you "fallinapart & sammy64 for your help. thank you. went for post-op check up and it turns out i am really "sensitive" to the "medical super glue"! as soon as the doctor used the adhesive remover wipes to remove the medical super glue, i had instant relief! now i have normal itching that shows it's healing.

 
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