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itchy scar after childbirth

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:56 am
by kaybee
i gave birth to my little boy in december and suffered a 2nd degree tear which was stitched up. it was quite itchy whilst healing but soon recovered. recently it has become itchy again and can be quite unbearable. can i take/use anything to soothe it??

Re: itchy scar after childbirth

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:00 am
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Hi, (read post reply for dry flaking & itch)
Scar tissue can be red, lumpy and itchy & may take up to 12 months to mature,in the meantime try applying and massaging the area with an emollient/moisturiser as this will help to smooth and reduce the itch.
If you are still concerned i suggest that you make an appointment with your GP so he can examine you to rule out other vulval conditions.
Deborah Mills
Dermatology Surgical Nurse Specialist