Thanks for following up with me.
Hi and thank you so much for this follow up question.
When you scratch hard from itching, you can injure the small vessels found just underneath the skin. This causes blood to move out of these vessels into the surrounding tissue. This explains the bruise
that you have described. It would be nice if you can be gentle each time you try to sooth your itching skin by scratching.
The cause of itching should be diagnosed and managed accordingly. If the cause has not been identified, you doctor can use drugs to stop the itches and permit you to stay free fro itches. Drugs like Benadryl
, etc are effective at doing this.
Talk to your doctor or you may try one of the above OTC drugs while you get an appointment and follow up with your treating physician.
I hope this helps. I wish you the best of health and do feel free to ask for more questions or request for clarifications if need be.
Dr. Dtiah, MD.