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Managing chafing and itching

Hi, I'm Lori Gardner

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?

  • Post #1
  • Thu Apr 23, 2020
Hi, I'm Betti

Did your doctor recommend anything?

  • Post #2
  • Thu Apr 23, 2020
Hi, I'm Duke

My name is Julia. After my surgery I went through Radiation. My Dr. Suggested Aquaphor Healing ointment. I used it on my breast and lymphectomy incision and for the itching. It has worked well. Just a suggestion.

Pray that it helps.
Be Blessed!!!

  • Post #3
  • Wed Apr 29, 2020
Hi, I'm Betti

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.

  • Post #4
  • Thu Apr 30, 2020

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