Exhaust pipe burn on calf turned brown. 1 wk later whole area is has red bumps and it itches.1 week+ they're still there (photo)

I got an exhaust pipe burn on my calf. As soon as I got home I covered it raw aloe Vera. It then turned brown. I continue to apply aloe Vera and soon the brown came off like a very thin scab might. It was then pink and I was worried about scaring so I put more aloe but a red bump formed and I stopped. Now it is full of clusters of small red bumps and the whole area itches. The bumps have been there for over a week and they seem to be spreading a bit.

Doctor Answers 1

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Although it is typical for fresh wounds and scars to itch because of histamine released during the healing process, you may still want to have this physically examined by a doctor to rule out anything more serious such as infection. 

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