Itchy scars

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

Itchy scars

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

Re: Itchy scars

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,
Mr Ioannis Goutos
FRCSEd(Plast), MSc Burn Care

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

Re: Itchy scars

I have tried creams and steroid tape,no luck

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

Re: Itchy scars

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.

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Flordelyn Selim, BSN RN
Scar Management Clinical Nurse Specialist

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