Uncontrollable itching on the leg around the incision.

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Day 17 post-op and my operated knee feels like it is under siege from fire ants! I ice to keep myself from scratching my skin off!! And now here I am up all night scratching both knees!!! What is going on?!?!?!?! Has anyone experienced anything like this? I’m taking Celebrex and gabapenten....perhaps it could be a reaction to that? I didn’t have any of this last year with my other knee. What is life if not for surprises!

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    I was told to use a good moisturizer

    with no perfume in it, I have done this from 2 weeks it stopped it itching quite quickly. I use Aveeno, but there plenty of other creams on the market.

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    tammy

    Mine felt like electric shocks and a dead tingling sensation that was not at all My PT said to message it daily at least 3 times a day with lotion (I choose vitamin E oil but used lotion when it bothered me out of the house) She  said that the more I touch it the faster those sensations would go away. They have for the most part. I think its the nerves growing back. I'm 5 months and 2 months out and things are much better

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    tammy

    Mine felt like electric shocks and a dead tingling sensation that was not at all pleasant. My PT said to message it daily at least 3 times a day with lotion (I choose vitamin E oil but used lotion when it bothered me out of the house) She  said that the more I touch it the faster those sensations would go away. They have for the most part. I think its the nerves growing back. I'm 5 months and 2 months out and things are much better

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    Nerves showing you whose in charge. Rest and add lots if water to your intake. Elevate and rest some more. You'll be back on your your feet in a day or 2. If your stomach and bladder accepts, use some anti inflammatories like Aleve for a few days. This is part of the 2 steps forward, 1 back process most of us go through and as Chico talks about, the mental anguish of plateaus.

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    Never had any itching problems doing a bilateral but hydrocortisone cream SHOULD work

    good luck

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    I got that sensation sometimes, but massaged the whole leg every day which I think helped. Still get zingy sensations occasionally now at seven months...it is the nerves I think!
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