How can I prevent scarring due to scratching itchy wounds? (photo)
Hi, my skin is dry and rather sensitive. My wounds can’t heal because I’m always scratching it (can’t really control because it’s horribly itchy). I even do it in my sleep. As a result, I have scars all over my leg which really affects my self-confidence. What can I do about this? Should I see a dermatologist for prescription of medicines?
It must be difficult to cope with the itch and scarring. The bumps do look quite extensive on the shin. You are correct in recognizing that the constant scratching and picking at the lesions is causing it to worsen.
It is important for you to refrain from doing this as far as possible. Simple measures like doing a cold compress to area can help to relieve the itch.
I do advised you to see your dermatologist/doctor to help you manage the skin condition better. There are treatments that can help the bumps settled faster and improve your condition. eg.topical creams like topical steroids or antibiotics can be prescribed to help to relieve the inflammation and anti-histamines can be prescribed to lessen the itch. With the appropriate treatment, your condition should be able to settle well.
Hope this helps!