Managing chafing and itching
My name is Lori and I had a lumpectomy the last of week of March. Within the first week of recovery, I developed a large hematoma at the site underway arm where there was an incision to take some lymph nodes. I saw my doctor and she explained that I was probably doing too much, lifting etc. (which I was). It has gone down now, but the my skin is still so sensitive that it is very uncomfortable and now I am experiencing a lot of itching on my breast overall. I’ve tried Aloe Vera, topical benadryl and cortisone. Any suggestions?
A few years back I was prescribed a med. that was a chemical peel for my bottom lip. It literally when dry was black and crusty. I was to apply it twice a day. I asked what I could put on my upper lip to keep the med from getting on it and was told to use Aquaphor. I mean I’d get up in the morning and put a washrag with the hottest water I could stand and peel the stuff off (don’t know if I should have but it’s all I could think to do). I had to use it for 3 months and by the end of that time it was healed up. I guess it was considered a precancerous condition due to sunburns as a kid.