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tpoof
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/23/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone have some good info on dealing with the "itchy's"

It seem that my stoma must be healing.. I still have stitches around it... been 3 weeks since the surgery.
Anyway, at some moments I get this totally major itch attack and just can't get any relief, it seems to be under the wax ring... rubbing around the area helps minimumly..
changing the wafer shows all to be looking fairly well, no major irritation or reddining
Thankfully the feeling subsides after awhile, but it sure is intense when its going on..
Oh ya, no leak probs either
There has got to be something better than just gritting you teeth...
anyone????
a perforated Diverticlum survivor and colostomy wearer

May 02/2008


peggy113
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   Posted 5/23/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Every now and then I get the itchies, and my Eakin seal is not compromised either. I just got empty my bag and rinse it out - up around the stoma -- with cool water. Sometimes that helps right away, sometimes it takes a few minutes. Usually works for me.

I know the feeling.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


tpoof
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   Posted 5/23/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya, thanks Peg.
I think I already read that on here and tried it,, helps some, kinda.. :)

anyone else?
a perforated Diverticlum survivor and colostomy wearer

May 02/2008


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/23/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
i get them and i just scratch at it a little, which doens't help, lol. I haven't found anything that really helps much. I just have to wait for them to go away.

tpoof
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   Posted 5/24/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for nothing!!! tongue haha... :-)

I guess I'll just keep on with the teeth gritting and squirming then...

hey,

If you really think you can control the itching with your mind,, can you???

answer...

kinda tongue

Thanks Summerstorm :-)
a perforated Diverticlum survivor and colostomy wearer

May 02/2008


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/24/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
i know i am super helpful, lol
i have found though, if you have one place that is itching and then you start to think that something else is itching, like your leg or something, it kind of helps.
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