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itchy rough skin around hip scar

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Laurie, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. Laurie

    Laurie Senior

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    Good morning,
    Anyone have a problem with skin around hip scar b eing rough and itchy? I have tried various lotions with not much relief. Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Laurie

    Posted new thread in wrong place, will try to delete!
     
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    I moved it for you Laurie. If you are just using regular lotions, you might try a scar cream or cocoa butter cream.
     
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    Laurie
    I seem to always have itchiness at some point in healing. I have not had a problem with rough skin. I admit I am one that tends to not fuss over and use a lot of products on myself.
    It is funny after my recent 10 days in the hospital with no shower and once moved to the intensive dept no sponge baths my girlfriends first comment was how great my skin looked. My doc had a medical term after he looked at my 12 inch incision, I thought it was bad, it was good about how great my skin/scars heal.

    All that and no help at all from me. When my newest incision was itchy last week, I just put pure aloe on it.

    Judy
     
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    Thanks Judy and Jamie. I am not a big fan of lots of products either and have all but ignored this minor aggravation. Think it is a condition of the dry weather, skin rubbing against slacks. Scar itself is healing great. Will check out some basic aloe or cocoa butter creams at drug store.

    Thanks, and Judy, you sound so much more yourself the past couple of days. Trust you are improving day by day. Hopefully we both will be talking hiking experiences soon. I did get new boots per your suggestion.

    Laurie
     
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    That is awesome about the boots, I hope you love them. My spine doc talked about hiking last week. I made no comment as I am thrilled to be able to stand long enough to make toast this week!!!
    Thanks for saying I sound better at least I know I am going in the right direction

    Judy
     
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    Sad news is that itchiness can be a by-product of the healing process. You might try a basic emolient cream like E45, just to keep the skin 'sweet'! I quite like Garnier's Foot Cocoon myself. Though I bought it for my feet I found it works nicely on various dry and itchy spots on hands, arms and legs.
     
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    Thanks Josephine, I am going to have to look for that foot stuff.
     
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    Laurie,,,,,Oh NO!!! Your scar STILL itches even at the 5 month mark! (Bad pun!). Try cortisone cream and/or Baby Corn Starch powder! That and a few twists of your hip should do the trick! Aint healing great?
     
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    Jo, I know that scars always itch when they are healing but what about old scars? You probably remember I have a 2 foot scar that goes up my thigh, curves around and ends smack in the middle of my butt. This scar is 20 years old but it's been itching a lot at the end point on the butt for the last few years. My therapist thought it might be nerves. What do you think? My daughters always role their eyes when I tell them I have an itchy butt! Karen ;D

    I've been reluctant to being this up with my doctor. What do you say? Doc, I have an itchy butt??????
     
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    Well, this is verging on dermatology which was never my strong suit. My sister's c-section scar still itches - her 'baby' is now 43! Who knows?
     
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