I had a baby 6 days ago and I had a 2nd degree tear. I'm not in pain or anything. I was stitched by the same doctor who stitched me last time (4th degree and no memory of pain or itching last time). But this time, HOLY COW! Yesterday I became SO ITCHY. I had been using a little hemorrhoid cream and tuck's pads to keep the area moist but usually it makes it feel uncomfortable and so I don't use them.
I have no idea how to relieve the area. I don't want to tug at anything and disrupt the healing. I worry I might have an infection or something (no other signs of infectiion though). Is it normal to be SO itchy? How would one relieve this issue if hemmorhoid cream and keeping it moist doesn't work? And, for the love of god, how long will this last?!?!!