After they took the staples out they put on surgical glue and steri strips. That seemed to be working well until I got a rash from them. The itching started about the same time my traumatized chest nerves started waking up. The combination of the two led to the most intense itching of my life. I felt like perhaps I had given up the narcotics too early. I called my surgeon, and painfully described what was going on. He suggested lanolin lotion. Luckily I had not thrown out the Lanisoh from when Baby was born. My scars seem positively wonderful now that they are not rashy or itchy.