4 weeks post op....rash developed??

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Hi I am 4 weeks post op (posterior and anterior repair plus Vagainal hysterectomy. Recovery going well, just had the usual pains and bowl problems. 

I have however over the last 3/4 days been itchy down below, sudocrem is helping. I have had a good luck and all looks ok considering however there is a rash that's developed on the sides which looks rather inflamed. Possibly from wearing a pad for so long maybe (still bleeding/discharge) but un side tbh, just wondered if anyone else has had this, just debating if to try and get app with GP tomorrow??

Any advice greatly apprecauted

Thanks ladies xxx

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    Hi Jill, no expert but I found the creams can make the area wet and mosit and that can make for rashes and infections and others yukky things like thrush. I would keep away from the creams and use cold packs for relief instead. Just my opinion but this is what Matron suggested too she doesn't recommend using any creams etc. I find the whole area is very dry and I think that is why it itches so much. Just before I shower I pop on some Vitamin E oil & coconut cream and just leave it on for a few minutes while I wash myslef them rinse it off. I always make sure I dry the area throughly and try and avboid heavy pads as they make it rub. I just use the ultra thin panty liners and change them more often. If your rash doesn't improve do go see your GP. Hope this helps.. keep smiling
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      Hi Jill I too had this itching and took a thrush capsule rather than cream, also use estrogen cream twice a week. I would go to ur gp just to be on the safe side. X
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      What is estrogen cream? I have heard of a few people posting on here about it, thanks for your advice, I have got an app today at 4.30pm xxx
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    I remember getting a bit of a rash and soreness so I stopped wearing the pads except at night and it went - think it was almost like nappy rash X
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