I had anterior + posterior spinal fusion 11 days ago and while I think the worst of the recovery has passed (or I hope, really am not trying to jinx myself here!), one thing is driving me nuts and that's itchiness around the dermabond/incision site on my back.
The one on the front doesn't bother me at all, so I'm assuming it's because I sleep mostly on my back/additional friction in that area, but any tips to alleviate the itching? I've had my husband double check and it looks normal -- no skin breaking, no signs of infection, no swelling, etc. although the back incision does look a bit more like it's scabbing vs. the front. In the meantime, how can I help it stop? Not sure if there are any creams or natural cures I can use around the site.
My 1st follow up appointment is tomorrow so I'm going to ask then for sure, but just in case someone else already has a miracle answer, checking with the group.
360 Spinal Fusion (ALIF/PLIF) 7/3/2014