I have those come up around my surgery scars and around a scar from where I had a ringworm infection a few years ago. They do only last a short time, and they itch like crazy. I too have mentioned this too my doctor and she couldn't come up with anything. The only thing she could think is that maybe it's the body's way of responding to the scar tissue. (?) I have tried looking it up in medical books and all over the internet, and I have come up with nothing.
I'm relieved to hear that I'm not alone. I thought I was going crazy.
I had a major surgury 6 years ago and it seems like I am experiencing the same thing. I havent been able to associate it with anything in particular but it scares the **** out of me. Seems to come and go relatively quick though, if anyone knows what it could be that would be awesome.
This may be case of dermatitis. Some forms of dermatitis occur in sites of mechanical injury or trauma. Another thing to consider here is a keloid formation.
Does anyone of you have previous experience with keloids? Keloids refer to enhanced scar development in areas of wound healing.It is important however to exclude any form of superficial surgical site infection as this may require further evaluation and administration of antibiotics.
This may not be an urgent case. The process of wound healing may involve congestion, swelling and even itching of the affected area. I suggest that you have this evaluated by your physician/surgeon. Topical antibiotics may be able to help.
I had a lung biopsy in Dec. 2007 and the area where they cut in, under my right arm, itches so much that I scratch all night long. The area has a scar and it itches from 1 to 3 days unrelentently. I thought wearing a bra that was too snug caused the itch, but then I took off bra and it still itched. I have used topical anti itch creams as well as antibiotics. Since 2007, this has happened about 5 times, all horribly painful. I would like to know what this is so that I can prevent it or treat it upon onset.
Mine is definitely related to having a virus I've decided but yes I have also had at least one keloid scar. It lasted a few years then went away within a week, bizarre. I was advised to never have cosmetic surgery, ha ha.
My c-section scar doesn't look like a keloid scar though.
I burned the back of my arm a few years ago by a black light bulb. My arm touched the light bulb for literally a second and gave me second degree burns. About a year ago, four small bumps have appeared on the edge of the scar- three in a row and one on the opposite side of the scar. Now, a year after they formed, they are itching like crazy!!! I've read over some things on the internet and it seems the general concensus is just that the scar tissue is still healing, causing the itching. But I'm not sold on this. It's kind of freaking me out! Does anyone know about this??? Thanks.