A 18-year-old female asked:
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i hit my shin very hard on the rim of my tub and now it's bruised. the bruise is very itchy and somewhat swollen. how do i relive this? is it normal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
ICE: I would follow the RICE rule. REST, ICE, COMPRESSION AND ELEVATION. I would wrap an ice pack around the area and monitor. Don't have the pack on more than 10 minutes at a time. You may want to place a towel between the pack and the bruise. If it persists, see a dr.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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