Not completely burn relevant but wound relevant- after getting stitches and treatment , the wound is starting to heal, but the area around the wound has hardened. Any reason why? There doesn't seem to be blood collecting in that area (no bruising).
There are several stages to wound healing. Though it may appear that a wound has healed or closed, the actual process of wound healing may take upto a year to complete. Often a hardened ridge under a wound is normal and some actuallt will call this a healing ridge. This usually gets better and softens as the wound remodels.
As you point out, problems can develop that may make a wound feel odd. A hematoma or blood under the wound as well as an abscess or infection.
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