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Itching after c section

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BigRedBoat · 05/11/2018 16:11

Has anyone else had a really itchy face after a c section? I had a section this morning and my nose, chin and eyes have been really itchy since. The midwife said it's fairly common and I've had some medication which has helped a bit but I'd never heard of it before, just wondered if anyone else has experienced the same?

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Twiglet2353 · 05/11/2018 17:04

Side effect of the diamorphine within a spinal usually. Takes a few hours to dissipate but keep asking for Piriton as and when you need it. Congratulations too 🙂

mayhew · 05/11/2018 17:07

Opiate sensitivity. Try other painkillers from now.

ShowOfHands · 05/11/2018 17:09

Definitely a reaction to diamorphine. I wanted to claw off my face and it got worse quite quickly (within minutes of surgery). Turns out I'm quite allergic to opiates.

It will wear off. Congratulations.

BigRedBoat · 06/11/2018 06:28

Thanks everyone, it's stopped now 

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