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Apply Ice Pack to Tender Itchy Incision

Apply ice pack to tender, itchy incision – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip

As your incision starts to heal, the itching can cause you grief! You certainly can’t scratch your tender incision. What to do?

Apply an ice pack!

You know that there is nothing better than a cold compress for a new incision, a headache or a hot flash. There is nothing better than a heat compress for aches and pains. But did you know that the same ice pack can calm the itching for healing tissue?

The Hysterectomy Store carries ice packs that can be used in your pocket abdominal binder, alone or in  a cold pack pouch. Even after your surgery, simply keep the cold packs in your freezer in case of a skinned knee, headache or lower back pain.

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Keep it easy over your incision

Keep it easy over your incision with mesh panties – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip

Your tummy will be swollen and tender. And you will have a few or a lot of stitches over your belly. AND you may need to wear peri-pads for any post-surgery vaginal bleeding. Those first few days – or weeks – will not be easy.

The answer? Mesh panties to the rescue for you!

These panties are light-weight, stretchy and easy to wear after your surgery. They easily pull up without putting any pressure on your tender tummy.

Plus, they hold peri-pads in place as you need them.

As your tummy heals, you will love having mesh panties to keep your recovery on track. Its a big tip for you!



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Keep Your Incision Clean and Dry

Keep your incision clean and dry – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip

As you are released from the hospital, you will be given instructions to care for your incision. The main goal: Keep your incision clean and dry. 

Keep the bandage over your incision/stitches until the doctor removes them – possibly at your first post-op appointment. Or your bandage and stitches may be removed before you leave the hospital. But whether a large bandage or a few bandaids, keep them in place.

Once you are ready to take a shower, its possible to take a quick shower with your back to the shower water to wash your hair and wash your body. If your incision gets wet, towel dry with a few pats of the towel. Some customers report that they cover their bandage with kitchen wrap to keep the bandage dry.

A damp bandage or bandaid slows the healing and introduces potential infection to your incision. So we suggest paying attention and keeping your bandaids dry in order to keep your incision dry.

Our customers love our mesh panties to wear under their gown to allow air to flow around the incision area. They are lightweight, stretchy and easy to slide over your tender, swollen tummy.

Of course, if your incision is bleeding, looks angry, is hot to the touch or is extremely painful, call your doctor’s office.


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