If the wound does not seem to you to be bacterially infected (red, swollen, tender to the touch), and you find it difficult not to scratch at the itch, you might want to rub some cortisone-based or mildly anesthetic anti-itching cream into it. If the wound is late in the scabbing stage, it could also be that the itch is being cause by the growth of scar tissue, which is more taut and less flexible than skin and can pull at it. In that case, you could try an anti-scarring cream, but I have no experience with those and don't know much about them.
You make the query into a "leading question" by including the word:
"... excessively ..."
Accordingly my answer must be:
NO it is not normal for a healing would to itch EXCESSIVELY, ......
..... but it is nevertheless normal for a healing wound to itch a lot, so long as it is not excessively so.
. The problem is knowing how to distinguish between excessive and normal levels of itching.
Best wishes - Majikthise. .
Here is the problem: excessive itching MAY be caused by a treatable infection, and antibiotics may assist the immune system to expedite recovery. However, the OP may be routinely applying an antibiotic cream or lotion to which she has a mild allergic reaction thus causing itching at abnormally high / "... excessive ..." levels. In this scenario applying further antibiotic cream may exacerbate the already excessive itching.
P.S. Knight Fall and Majikthise are both right about antibiotic cream. You can try different kinds of cream (antibiotic, cortisone, anesthetic, anti-scarring), one each day, until you find what works best. Except the anti-scarring cream might take longer than a day to work (I'm just guessing; read the label).
Yes it is, that means your body is healing properly :)
but, be careful you don't itch, or else the healing (aka scab) could come off, and if it continues too, you might get a scar. (it happened to me.)
Yes it will itch when the wound is in healing process but don't itch at all. If you try to itch the wound will get worst.
It may itch slightly but shouldn't itch excessively.
Histamin release and touch of bacteria is the reason of itching. It is the sign of immune response. Just apply some antibiotic cream
yes it's normal but it's better to try not to itch.try to ignore it when it itches.
Wow, every wound? that doesn't seem to be normal, you should visit your doctor.GL
i was just curious because every wound i have received itches soooo bad
Our grand grand parents said that itching is a sign of healing wounds.
oh i like scars though... so.. yea and i cant help but itching
YESSSS ! Trust me i know what you're going threw lol.
Yes and it always makes me pick them. I never learn.
yes it is a good sign, it means that it IS healing!
Yes. (past experience lol)