Why do my scars still itch?
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Courtney Cline, MS in Psychology and MS in criminal Justice
I have 15 years exeperience in working with clients suffering from depression and substance abuse. I have worked with children and adults and believe in a holistic view.
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It could be a phantom itch of from when it healed or maybe because you still feel the pain of the injury.
Some people say its because its healing but actually Itching is possibly caused by inflammation in the skin around the scar.
It'll probably be that way for a while, however a scar cream or regular lotion will help. The skin needs to be hydrated not neglected.
Even after my cuts have fully fully healed and have scared over I notice them still itching from time to time. I feel this is because of they way our brain relates the scars with how we got them. Over time I think that the itching will go away, everything gets better with time.
your scars still itch because they are healing. and because you feel that urge to "let go" of the pain in order to feel again.
Because you're healing, hun. You'll be better than ever once the itching stops and please remember, you're amazing. :)
Sometimes my scars itch as well, maybe it is just because the skin is getting better and it makes it itch. But i wouldnt worry about it too muchl
It depends how new they are that they can still be itchy. Sometimes it takes a bit more time than others for them to still fully heal, using polysporin or coconut oil will probably help :)
There are a variety of reasons. If the scar is recent, it may still be healing and the itch is part of the healing process. Otherwise, it's probably due to dry skin over the scar. You can treat this with anti-itch cream or soothing lotion, but try not to scratch at the scars or the problem will get worse.
Your scars may be itching because it is healing, irritated, scabbing or drying. It may not even be actually itchy, instead your head may be playing tricks on you.
The new scar tissue irritates the skin's nerve terminals. The itch stops, when those nerve terminals adapt to the new scar tissue.
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because the skin that is growing over them is stretching, causing the itching.put lotion on your scars to stop the itching.
It's completely normal. Scars itch due to either new cell growth or an infection. Often times, when cuts heal, the tissue layering is inconsistent. Due to this, more layers are needed. That's where the itching comes from. If the itching is more severe, it may be a sign of infection.
Part of the scaring/healing process. The skin also may not have formed completely, leaving irritatable skin. The sun/heat/coldness/dryness can also cause them to become irritated.
bcoz i pay attention to thing that doesnt carry importance still we bother nd these scars are lyk web almighty has presented to us .. understand it as a test
Scars are a reminder of pain. Every time you see or feel a scar on you, forget about it and simply surround yourself with people who love you.
hey, you should not hurt yourself, please stop doing it. Go to the psychologist or discuss it with someone. bye xx
They might still have slight scabs, or ghost scabs, because scars is still healing skin. The scar is also a physical reminder of what happened, which might affect things
Scars take time to heal. Even though the scabs may be gone, your body is still in the healing process to repair that damaged skin. Try putting Bio Oil on them, this oil works wonders in clearing up scars, and makes your skin very soft.
Scars itch because it's just a part of the healing process. To ease some of the itching, try applying some lotion or cream especially for scars because your skin might be a bit dry.
Truthfully, I do not know. Maybe it's your subconscious thinking about it, trying to relieve the built up pain you have pushed aside. I really do not know.
Chances are they're still healing. The skin tightens when it reconstructs itself after trauma. Also, you might have damaged some nerve endings and they're growing back into the area. Itchy scars are perfectly natural.
Your scars will still itch because your body is hurting you need to relax and smile and find your calm place and never worry
There could be many reasons like they are healing or you're missing them...... I used to have that problem
because they're healing and when they do that its just the skin pulling tighter and so it gives the sensation of itching.
Your scars still itch, because you they are still trying to heal. When people have itching bugs bites they also itch do to healing
Scars are unhealed wounds. Your body may still be trying to heal them. Try putting neosporin on them. Whatever you do, don't scratch!
Because the tissue is still fragile. A scar is still your skin; like any other place on your skin will get itchy!
Itching is possibly caused by inflammation in the skin around the scar. We know this is probably true because antihistamines reduce it. But did you know that there’s a type of itch that antihistamines can’t reduce?
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