Feeling Itchy On Burn Scars That Have Healed?

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ira2 months ago i got burnt and now the wound has healed but why does the burn on my leg feel itchy and red every time i stand or walk for too long

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Itching in medical terms is called pruritus. When the body is burned and undergoing the healing process, itching can indeed occur. In fact, almost all people who undergo the process of recovering from burns feel complaints of itching, especially in the burn area.


Unfortunately, the exact mechanism is still being discussed. However, some theories suggest that there is a role for the chemical histamine in the body which is released when the body feels hot or active, which this substance also causes itching.


Our advice is to be able to get rid of the itching, it would be better if you take medicine that you can get through a prescription from the doctor who used to treat you or a dermatologist. Tell him that your burn is itching now and your doctor may give you an antihistamine.


In addition, what you can do while waiting is to apply cold compresses to the itchy area, avoid taking warm baths, and avoid scratching because sometimes scratching can actually cause itching. Get well soon.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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