is this normal?self harm?

i have self harm scars that are about a month old and they are very itchy there on my right forearm where the cutting is worse there healed but the scar sticks up and yes i am in concilling for it. i was just wondering if its normal and how long will it take to be flat

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    My left forearm is full of scars from self harm. the raised scars are called keloids. I have them, and ones that are about 6 months old still get very itchy.So yes, the itchiness is pretty normal.

    With regards to how long they take to be flat, well bio oil does help. I have scars that are 5 years old though and are still raised, yet ones only a year old that are now flat. It just depends on the depth, location and how well you heal.

    All the best

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  • DeAnne
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    If you’re a teen, remember that the teen years are the absolute worst time of your life. I'm surprised any of us survive it. You are struggling with so much stress, pressures, changes... Your body and mind are trying to cope but ... it's hard, dealing with unpredictable hormones and roller coaster emotions.

    The brain is a very complicated and delicate thing. It can get messed up and be unable to produce any or enough serotonin. This is called a chemical imbalance which is easily treated, very common and nothing to be ashamed of.

    It can cause depression, anxiety, panic, obsession, self harm/self hatred, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, sleeping problems, aggression/rage, anger, phobias, fears, helplessness/hopelessness, hypochondria, ADHD, paranoia, OCD, headaches, lack of interest in things, lack of motivation/ focus and much more.

    Ask a dr. for anti-depressants. Sertraline is a good one; most people thrive on it and it has no side effects. With antidepressants, you will be much better, happier, calmer, confident, safer and feel normal. What a difference it makes! Your scars are probably there to stay but try Stivecten.

    Therapists are mostly a waste of time and money. They aren’t even allowed to prescribe appropriate meds to help you get better. Don’t stop taking the meds once you start to feel better. You need them, so stay on them.

    But meds can do only so much. God is the ONLY one who knows what you’re thinking, how you’ve struggled and what you’re going thru. He loves you passionately and wants to be your BFF. He has a super-deluxe custom-made plan for your life that’s beyond anything you ever dreamed of. BUT He waits for us to ask. Invite Him into your heart; ask Him to take over your life and your problems.

    Find a big, happy church, attend some groups and have fun. Talk with the pastor or youth pastor; he probably deals with this a lot and will have some good ideas. God loves you more than you can possibly imagine!! :-)

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  • 7 years ago

    It can take a few months for the scars to become flat, try using some type of cream suscribed by a doctor /

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  • 7 years ago

    That scar will never be flat again. I've had a few bumpy scars for years. They haven't gone away yet.

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  • 7 years ago

    its ok don't fret, self harm isn't normal but people do it, I do. vitamin E works well and for the itching use aloe Vera. it stings your skin a little when you first put the aloe on the scar but after about 10 seconds it ok again. there are other people who self harm to. that doesn't make it ok but it does help to know that there are others like you out there.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Self harm is not normal

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  • 7 years ago

    if you keep your scars out of direct sunlight and apply daily doses of bio oil or any scar/stretchmark cream they should stop itching and begin to fade within a week or two.

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  • 7 years ago

    Try vitamin e cream it helps reduce scaring

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  • 7 years ago

    Self-harm is never normal.

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  • 7 years ago

    no, self harm is not normal.

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