TKR Itching scar....Help please!

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I am just past six weeks post op and my scar is really itching. It is so irritating.It has only just started.

Has anyone found anything that works to ease the itching and the urge to scratch?

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    I got that at about that stage. To be honest I was quite pleased because I had found my scar previously to sting a lot when stretched and it felt like pins and needles as well so it was a pleasant relief. I've found bio-oil a greta relief for both and generally helpful to the scar healing.

    Dave

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    If there is absolutely no drainage and all the scabs are gone you can start massaging a healing type oil in a couple of times a day. I've always used Vit E oil. Does a good job of healing both on the surface and in deep.

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    Keep it cool, my knees were hot and itchy for months, and I was told this can last for a year or more.

    Icing kept it at bay.

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    Why couldn't you use hydrocortizone cream?  Or how about lidocaine cream or patches?

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    Then wrap loosely with an ACE bandage or get a knee sleeve.  Lots of opeople experience discomfort with the scar rubbing against clothes or sheets.
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    Mine is still itching like crazy 6 months post op! Driving me crazy!! rolleyes

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    Hi, itching is a good sign means your wound is healing .. altho can be very annoying .. I always use bepathan on anything that is itchy and find it helps heaps.  You get it in the baby isle and I swear by it for everything in our house we call it the 'magic' cream wink

    Hope you find something that helps relieve your itch... Tracey

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    ice ice ice
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    Thank you. I will continue to ice and try some hydrocortisone cream.
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      Once again.....make sure it's completely dry and scab free before using any cream or oil. Even the slightest sign of open wound and the introduction of any liquid is an open invitation to infection. You are hearing this from a guy that that had to under go two major surgeries including the removal of the prosthesis and two 8 week rounds of PICC line infusion of antibiotics. This is a very slow and tedious procedure you definitely don't want to go through. (2 hrs per infusion ....twice a day). Can't emphasize the importance of the clean, dry incision area enough.

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