Author Topic: Shaved chest really itching!  (Read 4260 times)

Offline lighting506

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I'm 1 week post op. At my operation, my brest areas was shaved off for the surgery. It kinda looked weird because the rest of my chest has think blonde hair and they pretty much only shaved the area they needed (the boob area).

Anyways now it's really itching, especially when rubbing with the compression vest. It's been a week already and little 1cm (1/3rd inch) hairs are already appearing.

Anybody know how long this lasts?


Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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Itching (and tingling) is a normal part of the healing process.  It is actually the nerves beginning to "wake up" to again provide sensation to the areas which are numb after the operation.  It has nothing to do with having been shaved.

The itching usually is short-lived -- usually a week or two at most.

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Offline lighting506

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Last 24 hours were killing me. It's very itchy and I'm still not sure why (surgery or hair?). It's been 9 days post op already.

Offline Mfless

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Don't tell me about it .... it's like hell, specially after surgery and before i took a shower keep u mind busy in other things .. one day you will wake up without itching. Good luck bro

Offline krucial

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i know right! just have to find way of ignoring it... im going thru the same feeling also

Offline lighting506

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Done. Doesn't itch anymore. Maybe a bit when I move my vest around.


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