Why scabs itch and you shouldn't scratch

Why do stitches itch?

Stitches can itch for the same reason that small cuts or scrapes itch – the wound is in the process of healing. The length of time that itchiness lasts can vary, but it may persist until the stitches are removed or fade away. Scratching the itch is tempting, but it’s important to avoid picking at it so that it properly heals.

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