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A 27-year-old female asked:

I had a big scalp and forehead laceration 23 staples and 150 stitches last may, the scar itches and hurts to touch on top of head. should i worry?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No: But see your DR. There may be some retained stitches, which can be irritating. You may need to shampoo more or get a special shampoo or use a prescription solution.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Scar tissue can be thickened and oftentimes itchy or even painful. See your Dermatologist for treatment options.
May 26, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Provided original answer
Hairs trapped in scar tissue can be very irritating.
Oct 15, 2017

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