The Wound Still Feels Itchy And Sore Even Though It Has Been Going On For A Long Time?

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Hi Mimih,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Wounds that are large enough and deep generally require a longer healing time, especially if these wounds are not properly cared for, for example not sutured or not kept clean. As for how long it takes for this wound to heal completely, of course it can vary depending on the extent and depth of the wound, the cleanliness of the wound, the treatment given, and also the history of illnesses suffered by the sufferer, for example diabetes, blood clotting disorders, connective tissue disorders, and etc.


Old scars that still often itch and sting may be part of the wound healing process. If your wound currently appears to be raised above the surface of the skin, this usually indicates excessive scar tissue formation, or in the medical field it is often termed hypertrophic scar and keloid. This scar tissue has a much lower elasticity than normal skin. Therefore, it is prone to inflammation so it feels itchy and also sore. If this scar tissue grows around the joint, then movement of the joint can also be limited. This joint stiffness may also cause your feet to feel tired, sore, and sore when used for activities. Apart from being caused by the scar, you can also feel the itching exacerbated by an infection, allergy, or irritation.


Answering your questions regarding the best way to remove these scars, we recommend that you ask directly to a skin and genital specialist. If it is true that your complaint occurs due to scar tissue that arises after the wound, then this condition can be treated through several procedures, at including administration of steroid creams or injections, lasers, minor surgery, and so on. An in-person doctor's examination is needed to identify the best type of treatment to deal with your complaint.


In the meantime, you should not touch or scratch your scar too often, especially using hands that are not clearly clean. Always wear pants that are soft and also clean. Shower diligently and clean your scarred area well. There is no need to apply or sprinkle any medicine or substance on the scars, unless directed by a doctor. If you feel stiff and sore around the scar, you can take paracetamol first to make it feel more comfortable.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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