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How to care for welts and bruises

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Ecchymoses: Bruises should not take weeks to heal. It is a good idea to have the lesions checked and also to consider routine blood testing. Your fair complexio ... Read More

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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Spontaneous Bruising: You need to consult your PrimaryCareDoctor as you had spontaneous bruising without any trauma. Need a detailed History and Physical Examination and Bl ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Red Dots: Without seeing the skin lesions it is difficult to make a diagnosis. The red dots could be: angiomas, hives, folliculitis, psoriasis, eczema, a drug e ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Any 1yo that is knocked out by a fall should probably be evaluated. It is common to get a bump, vomit x1, & get a headache.If the kid did not loos ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheri Yasuna
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tattoo aftercare: Wash gently with a mild,unscented, antibacterial soap 2-3 times a day, and gently pat dry with a clean towel. Rub a thin layer of Aquaphor over the ta ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A dab: of Vaseline or similar product will help reduce friction while the abrasion is healing. Take care.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
May help: It is possible that probiotics may help with these conditions. Also make sure that your thyroid is working normally. Your doctor can check this with a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Treatment varies with the type of rash.A yeast rash is generally quite bumpy & red & requires an anti-fungal agent.An acidic "scorched" appearing rash ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Mosquito Bites: Baking soda mixed with a little water then placed on the bite area is a cheap and effective way to help reduce the itching. There is a product call Be ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Fly bites: Which type of fly are you referring to. Are you sure the bites are from a fly? Please give more infrormation so we can be of help.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Soothing cream: A cream like hydrocortisone should help. It could take up to a week to feel better
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Diaper Rash: Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when ap ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Gingivitis is the most common cause of the bleeding and swollen gums. It can be a sign that you already have a gum disease. The bacteria and other pa ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
It depends.: It depends on the cause, the type of wound, and how well it is managed. Offloading of ulcers, good nutrition, blood sugar control, regular wound debri ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Itch control: Flea bites are very itchy, first is to deal with the source of the fleas to prevent further bites. Itch control with age appropriate topical anti itch ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Best left alone: If you have active lesions, get them managed. All acne can be controlled well nowadays. The dark spots on the skin (postinflammatory pigmentation) wil ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cosmetician: Consult a cosmetician skilled in nail care. She or he will evaluate the status of your nails and instruct you on how to maintain healthy nails.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Wound care: Wash area with water to remove particles. Apply Triple Antibiotic cream or Polysporin Ointment from a pharmacy to prevent infection. Use a bandaid if ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spider Bites: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If it is eczema, use moisturizing ointments multiple times a day on you hands to keep moisture in. Also, steroid creams can help reduce inflammation. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
You can't: Bruises take time to heal.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kagan
14 years experience Hospital-based practice
yes: They will go away - take a bleach bath to decontaminate yourself.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
3 weeks or so: In general, poison ivy/oak/sumac is a 3 week problem. That's how long it usually takes for the reaction to subside and your skin to settle down. As ... Read More

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