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A 16-year-old male asked:

Cut my toe on bed frame 5 days ago and it doesn't look infected but it itches for some reason. i've cleaned it. is this normal?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Pruritis: Itching, or pruritis, is a subliminal form of pain that would normally accompany trauma like a laceration. If the toe becomes red, hot, swollen, tender, or if the inflammation extends upwards get seen by a doctor asap. Otherwise time heals. Sounds normal. Good luck.
Dr. Robert Hartman
Dermatology 39 years experience
Over cleaning maybe: If you have no pain, then it is not infected. Over cleaning can dry the skin out and make it itch. Massage pure vaseline to the site daily and hold back on excessive cleaning.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Itch: May be pure sign of healing. If not hurting or infected leave it alone.

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