A 33-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

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 answer
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Oct 15, 2017
2
2 comments
1
1 thank
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Scar tissue can be thickened and oftentimes itchy or even painful. See your Dermatologist for treatment options.
May 26, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Provided original answer
Hairs trapped in scar tissue can be very irritating.
Oct 15, 2017

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Normal healing : Can cause itching and pain due to inflammatory mediators If pain does not go away in a week or two see your doctor
1
1 thank
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
NO: Inside stitches made of dissolvable material and will go away on their own
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ok,: At this point wound should be closed but may be sensitive.
1
1 thank
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
12 years experience Dermatology
No: Itch is not related to MPB. It could be related to dandruff / seborrheic dermatitis, or simply dry skin.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month