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Itchy scars

Postby ERCOT on Thu May 18, 2017 6:23 pm

I have a really itchy scar from minor surgery on my foot<nothing the doctor has given me has been any help,do you have any advice ?
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Re: Itchy scars

Postby Mr Ioannis Goutos on Tue May 23, 2017 3:10 pm

There are a number of options including:
a) Moisturise with cold cream/ointment/oil (product kept in fridge)
b) Massage with firm circular movements 3-4 times a day
c) Consider an over the counter anti itch tablet
d) Consider laser, steroid injections/tapes, silicone gel/tapes
A knowledgable professional with an interest in scar should be able to direct to the best solution for your
type of scar and specific site.

Best regards,
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Re: Itchy scars

Postby ERCOT on Tue May 23, 2017 5:09 pm

I have tried creams and steroid tape,no luck
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Re: Itchy scars

Postby Flordelyn Selim on Tue May 23, 2017 6:48 pm

Hi

I can see that you have tried conservative management to no success and I suggest getting your GP to refer you to a specialist scar clinic where an assessment will be made by the Doctor and possibly a course of steroid injection is an option as a next ladder of treatment.

Best regards
Flordelyn Selim, BSN RN
Scar Management Clinical Nurse Specialist

http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/online_clinics/experts/flordelyn_selim.php
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