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Itchy!!!! Just had surgery staples removed!

I had surgery a week ago and just had 11 staples removed, and the scar is itchy! What can I use to help it?
Also, when is it safe to have a bath or go swimming?

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mrsvixen

Asked by mrsvixen at 3:49 PM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Health

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Answers (6)
  • ask your doctor
    mamawilbur

    Answer by mamawilbur at 3:50 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Now why didn't I think of that? lol
    I forgot, and I doctors don't take calls from patients.
    mrsvixen

    Comment by mrsvixen (original poster) at 4:06 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Bump
    mrsvixen

    Comment by mrsvixen (original poster) at 7:34 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • confused

    mrsvixen

    Comment by mrsvixen (original poster) at 7:49 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Try hydrogen peroxide. Dap it on with a cotton ball or gauze pad. That was the best feeling in the world after I had staples removed after having a C-section. You should be able to take a bath, but call the nurse at your surgeons office to make sure.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:56 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • talk too doctor
    sassy21176

    Answer by sassy21176 at 1:54 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

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