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Itching post cholecystectomy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   My wife had cholestectomy on 9th jun. she had been discharged on 11th jun. now she had itching problems. please suggest.she is 26 years age.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it generalized itching?
User :   mostly in arms and backs.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   When did it start?
User :   after 5 days of surgery.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Any other symptoms?
User :   no not such. she is having very light meals.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   that shall be there
Doctor :   Did you follow up with the surgeon and report this?
User :   ya but he told nothing to worry. she will be OK. but I am afraid
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Is she on any medications right now?
User :   No. but the surgeon gave nimusulide, oflacxin and omag after surgery. but she has stopped now.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   For now, I would recommend symptomatic treatment for itching
Doctor :   she can use Calosoft lotion for itching
Doctor :   should be applied on the specific areas
Doctor :   itching sensation shall come down
Doctor :   also keep a check, if any particular medicine or food is causing it
User :   thank. will I get this in India.
Doctor :   Yes, you shall get it in all leading pharmacies
Doctor :   it is the lactocalamine lotion
User :   Thanks doc.
Doctor :   Before finishing
Doctor :   if the itching does not come down with this alone
Doctor :   along with avoiding irritant foods and medicines(if noticed)
Doctor :   she can take T.Avil 25 mg 1 at night and 1 in the morning
Doctor :   that is after food
Doctor :   that shall bring down the symptoms
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes doc.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting, bye for now
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