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does ice help bruises go away faster

A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Bruising: Is blood beneath the skin. Early icing will minimize the bleeding but after that there is not much to do but wait for the blood to be reabsorbed.
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bruise: Usual bruise will take about 2 to 3 weeks to heal completely. I noticed you are 9 years old, is there a reason you want the bruise to go away faster a ... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Bruises in a 9 yo?: Bruises generally resolve on their own, unless injury is ongoing. How are you getting bruises? Is someone hitting you? Especially if they're not co ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Safe,MinmalSideEff: The active ingredients of arnica are sesquiterpene lactones, such as helenalin and 11,13- dihydrohel-enaline and chamissonolid. Also pinoresinol, epi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Tseng
13 years experience General Practice
Takes time: Usually icing the bruise initially for first 24 hrs then followed by warmth or heat to help reduce bruise faster.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Klein
39 years experience Podiatry
Rest! decrease WB: Rest and decrease weight bearing plus tincture of time!
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not much: This is normal. There is nothing you can do except apply pressure at the site for 5-10 minutes after the needle is removed. Even then, it may not help ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Bruising : Bruising from filler injections will resolve with time but it will depend upon how extensive the bruising is. Ice compresses after the injection is he ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Ice it: Wrap it not too tight with Coban one inch available at store. Don't cut your blood flow off doing this. Wear a surgical shoe. I would huh suggest an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes it helps bruises: I would be very cautious not to get in in the eye..
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