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A 51-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for my bruise to itch?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Yes: The itch is due to skin sensitivity after the inflammatory response. Apply some Calamine with Vaseline daily.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Bruise itching: Sometimes, when it is healing.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for an area of a healed bruise to itch?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, especially of nerve healing has to occur as well.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why does my bruise itch?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Chemicals: Chemicals in your body are relased during the bruising process. Some of these chemicals promote the urge to scratch, which results from their itch- producing properties.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Histamine
Sep 19, 2013
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
anti-histaminic stops the itch
Sep 19, 2013

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