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A 38-year-old member asked:

why does my bruise itch?

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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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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 41-year-old member asked:

Does it itch when a bruise is healing?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Itching = Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The nerves in the area respond to this inflammation in varying intensity as things heal from pain to itching and possibly with numbness. This is a normal part of healing.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is it normal for bruises to itch?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Bruises do not : typically itch, my guess is that something is causing you to itch and you are scratching so hard that you are creating bruises.
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A 51-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for my bruise to itch?

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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.
A member asked:

My scalp will itch in a spot and randomly feel sore, bruised... I don't understand what this is... Should I worry?

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Dr. David Peralta orozco
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Dermal irritation: Sometimes the personal hygiene products shampu or your own sweat, usually irritate the scalp, or it could be a fungus on the skin, you should go to a dermatologist, it is a lot of your discomfort

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