I just had shoulder surgery and have a very large clear waterproof plastic covering stuck over a couple of thick gauze pads. It itches like mad! Infact, I'm itching all over.
First, I am going to try Alavert, to see if an allergic reaction is the problem. Benadryl would also work, but it puts me to sleep.
Second, I'm allowed to change the dressing, but I don't have another sticky cover big enough for either of the incision sites. I think I can get them at a pharmacy, but will have to call first as I'm in a rural area with small stores. I need a ride or maybe someone can pick the covers for me, as I'm on way too much pain med to drive. (lots of bone shaving, bursa removal, tendon scraping)