How long does it take a 2nd degree tear to heal? Had LO 2.5 weeks ago. I stopped using all hospital products including ibuprofen because I felt better, stitches came out, and bleeding stopped. I stopped using pads because uncomfortable. But my plain underwear is not great either because it rubs down there! I wash the area but not where the stitches were. Now the area is itching like crazy. My husband took a look and said it looks healed except a small scar that resembles a line. So I can assume it's healing good, just itchy. I see doc for 6 Week checkup in another month! Does anyone else have same issue?