Dog bite not completely healed after three months?

Patient

Q: Hi! I was bit by a Blue Heeler in September of 2010 on my calf. The dog bit me rather hard, but it did not bleed a lot. My entire lower leg was bruised down to the top of my foot for a couple of weeks after. The swelling and pain eventually went away, but I still have some itching where the now purple scars are. There is the tiniest amount of tenderness if I press hard on the area. I did casually mention it to my doctor a few weeks after it happened while I was seeing him for something else, and he thought it looked fine and there was no sign of infection. My question is: How long should I expect the itching to last? It has been almost 4 months now.

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