A 38-year-old female asked:

I had stitches in my heel just by my achilles two years ago (november 2016). it has started getting very itchy over the last month. is this normal?

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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
No, not normal: Itching has multiple causes but to rule out suture related issues, such as dissolvable sutures which didn’t dissolve, schedule appointment with the doc who placed them. More likely, topical irritants are likely the cause, but get correct diagnosis first, then successful treatment can follow.
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