Is it normal for bruises to itch?

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  1. MissManda

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    So, my clutzy self took a tumble down the stairs Saturday morning. I guess I was in a hurry and my foot just slipped out from under me. Thankfully, I fell backwards and went down on my hip/butt rather than face first. Also, I'm pretty lucky that I didn't break anything.

    My hip took the brunt of the fall and now I have a huge bruise about the size of my hand. It hurt like crazy the first couple of days. I could hardly touch it but now most of that soreness is gone. It just looks terrible.

    The problem is that now I am itching like crazy where the bruise is. It's like an internal itch so scratching does not help. The bruise has changed color from dark purple to reddish. I am hoping that this means its healing, but the itching is driving me nuts. Does anyone know if this is normal? Any idea how to make it stop?
     
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  3. PrincessShmoo

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    Yes, if the bruising is quite extensive. There's a lot of damage under the skin. While it's healing it can itch.

    Cool cloths could help. Maybe some Benadryl to calm the nerves.
     
  4. MissManda

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    I had thought about Benadryl, but apparently don't have any here. If its still itching tomorrow, I will get me some and try it. In the mean time, I will try putting a cool wash cloth on it. Hopefully that will help. Thanks!
     
  5. Christine

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    Yes, I have had really bad bruises itch.

    Earlier this summer, my car door slammed on my ankle and it bruised as well as forming a hematoma. The darn thing randomly itched for a long time. I think it's just how those deeper nerves respond to healing and repair. I don't think it's a think that Benadryl is going to work on. Hot compresses are good for the blood flow after a few days have gone by (ice is best initially).
     
  6. msjprincess

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    Yes, I fell and got a huge grapefruit sized bruise on my thigh this summer. It was really hot to the touch and itched for a couple of weeks until it was gone. I don't think benadryl will help.
     
  7. Arielle22

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    I bruise easily and found my bruises usually itch while healing.
     

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