Good night, about 5 days ago I fell right down the stairs of the office, luckily the wound wasn’t too bad because I was stuck with the person in front of me. Only the bruises on my legs, just when I fell, they felt hot, but after a few minutes they disappeared. Because I thought the wound wasn’t serious, I didn’t do any treatment. But for 2 days the bruise actually itches. Why is that?
Blunt trauma to the body can cause bruising. Bruising occurs due to blood clots in the traumatized area. Minor injuries or bumps like the ones you have experienced are generally harmless.
from the condition that you experience itching that appears on the bruise 2 days later it may be a natural thing to happen. After several days of experiencing collisions, it will result in the accumulation of inflammatory mediators such as histamine. This can cause itching in the bruised area, and also sometimes it can feel like the heat and pain increases. Then the itching sensation you experience is a natural journey from the bruise.
You can do a cold compress using ice on the bruised area, compress up to 3 times a day for 30 minutes. do light massage on the bruised area. don't massage too hard. rest feet first such as by reducing walking, and temporarily do not use shoes with high heels.
If your condition does not improve within 7 days, you can see a doctor directly, so that the doctor can check your condition directly and provide the right therapy.
Here's an article that you can read about bruises
may be useful. thank you