Once home from the hospital, keep an eye on your incisions. Keep them dry, clean and follow the discharge instructions to protect them from infection.
If your incisions become angry, red, and hot to the touch – place a call to your doctors office to report. Ignoring your symptoms could invite complications to your recovery.
In case you haven’t figured this out, using ice on your tender belly is a great idea. Icing incisions speeds healing and helps to manage pain without medications in some cases.
The cold pack pouch provides great comfort during your hysterectomy recovery. The fun, colorfully designed pouch (handmade in the USA) helps to keep the direct chill off of you, but still provide relief to your sore, swollen belly!
This cold pack pouch can be purchased by itself or with 2 cool/hot packs.
You can place one cool pack inside the pouch, and have the second one in the freezer for later use. OR use them both at the same time for added cool relief.
This can be used at anytime, not just post op hysterectomy. Keep it for other family members “owies” and “boo-boos”. Versatile for any aches and pains.
Read more about the Cold Pack Pouch.
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.