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Unread 11-16-2007, 03:34 PM

Take a handheld mirror and inspect the area around your steri-strips. If the itching is bad you may be having an allergic reaction to the adhesive on the steri-strips.

I had a TAH w/BSO and experienced an allergic reaction to the steri-strips - my skin itched like crazy and when I finally could not take it I reached down to gently rub the "itch" and felt raised welps. I asked my husband to check and he said all around my steri-strips was raised and red with raised welps. I had been feeling a good bit of pain around the top of my incision area - the area where the strips were. I thought it was just part of the healing process when all along I was feeling the pain from the allergic reaction.

These steri-strips they had put on me must have had super strength adhesive on them because they were not coming loose in the shower after three weeks. I used a warm wash cloth to slightly loosen the strips and pulled all of them off very slowly so I did not pull my incision. I had to use hydrocortizone cream for about a week to heal the area where the steri-strips were. It was during my third week when I pulled them off, with my doctor's approval of course. Once those strips were removed my incision area started feeling a bit better.
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Unread 11-16-2007, 09:21 PM

I had to peel mine off too- They had told me it would be ok to start peeling them off at the 3 week mark if they didn't come off on their own.
Unread 11-17-2007, 10:22 AM

My doctor removed mine at my one week post-op. She had a hard time getting them off because they were really stuck, but did get them off.
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Unread 11-17-2007, 10:30 AM

I had my strips on for 3 weeks and the doctor had to take them off. Ikept waiting for them to fall off but never did..It doesn't hurt when they take them off but mine didn't itch either.. I hope yours gets to feeling better...

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