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Why Does a Healing Wound Itch? 5 Things You Can Do About it

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Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele are at http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/499625/michele_blacksberg.html

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does not make sense. I believe,being somewhat a scientist, that every thing our body does or has is there for a reason. ex. eyebrows...? channel sweat and debris away from the eyes and some folks have impressive ones and some are down right attractive. i agree that wounds should avoid irritation so what purpose the itch? well...without the itch u would hardly notice the wound. if said wound got infected you may not notice it. I cannot see my big butt and may not notice early signs of infection i.e. redness 1st then swelling and, next, pain. Pain we notice but by then we could be septic i.e. fever, chills, rigors (being the big brother of chills) and myalgias. and then, depending our state of health, any of the following-hospital, icu and/or morgue. what does not make sense is to say that itching is just a casual byproduct of wound healing-i believe the purpose itching serves is vigilance
I'm just sayin'.
dennis dalphond

August 7, 2016 - 1:39pm
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thanks for the good information

October 27, 2014 - 5:45am
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