No, he is licking and biting more than scratching. The areas under his from front legs are raised and have swollen so they look like lumps and they are scabbed over. When you look closure it looks like some of the black areas are under the skin and they are the size of a small coin. He is fine in himself, his hair around the area is still there. He is eating fine and his poo is fine. Because he his a big dog and the weather is warm, I think he is a bit uncomfortable underneath and it makes him itch more.