what to do about stitches itching?

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  1. Blueeyes101817

    Blueeyes101817 <font color=blue>Diehard <b>Cowboys</b> fan!<br><f

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    i have about 6 stitches on my back right now and they are itching me like crazy--any ideas on how to make it stop?? stitches dont come out for another 9 days!
     
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  3. FroggyinArk

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    no clue about what to do,, but i feel your pain, and know exactly what you mean,,, after 400+ at one time in my head,, i all but had to wear mittens :(
     
  4. KristaTX

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    My husband says "Scratch it" :rolleyes2. Seriously, though, he has 3 stitches on his back right now, too. I've been putting a bandaid and neosporin on it every day. It's still been a little itchy, but not bad at all. Are you putting anything on the site?
     
  5. Pea-n-Me

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    You could put a little bacitracin on to moisten the skin (and protect it from infection at the same time).
     
  6. mtblujeans

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    Yes, if it is healed enough that it is not bleeding or oozing, keep it moist with something that will not infect. And remember.....you are being watched!!
     
  7. Aimeedyan

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    Somebody correct me if this is a huge no-no, I've never had stitches but when my SIL had her baby and had some in a very sensitive place and they itched, my MIL set up a blowdryer to gently blow on the stitches to help with itching... so that's my only thought.

    I bet you're miserable. Hope you find relief, soon!
     
  8. Blueeyes101817

    Blueeyes101817 <font color=blue>Diehard <b>Cowboys</b> fan!<br><f

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    since i cant reach that place on my back,,my mom has b een putting neosporin..and the polysporin? stuff on it and covering it with a bandage..its just driving me crazy--i kept waking up last night because i would roll over on my back and then it would just itch..thanks guys
     
  9. LMC

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    I would use the ointment. My ds had stitches and they told me to keep the ointment on them to keep it moist. Maybe it was because it was on his face and to prevent scarring. I don't know but he didn't complain about itching!
     
  10. Blueeyes101817

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    ive been keeping al lthe stuff they gave me on it..i think its called polysporin..
    ive had a ton of stitches in my neck before and dont remember them ever itching like this, so im just going nuts--sorry!
     
  11. FroggyinArk

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    ya know am i the only one who noticed that 4 out of the 5 similar threads down here are about small blue aliens with a speach impediment?
     
  12. KristaTX

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    Er. . .um. . .no. I didn't notice that Froggy. Maybe I'm just having a blonde moment, but what are you talking about :teeth:?
     
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    put your back aganst the wall and move up and down
     
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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    :confused3 :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
     
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    LOL--thanks again guys--im gonna try to go sleep--if you think of anything else--post it for me please--itll be a long 9 days!
     
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    Baby oil
     
  18. Serena

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    Have you tried oragel? It's great for numbing things.
     
  19. mtblujeans

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    If I remember correctly, the itching means it is healing rapidly. Also, I think the massaging of the cream onto the stitches helps to keep the skin from adhering (sp?) to the stitches so it does not rip open when the stitches are removed. (That was a long time ago, tho'. Stitches may not be the same anymore.)
     
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    Just reading this made me have sympathy itches for you.
     
  21. KristaTX

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    Duh, Froggy. I get it now. My brain is slow tonight :rolleyes:. Maybe it's time for me to go to bed :teeth:.

    Krista :wave2:
     

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