A 30-year-old member asked:
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suggestions, please. how do you get rid of a bruise on face?

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Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person.
Answered on Dec 26, 2016

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Warm compress: If the bruise is over 48 hours old you can use a warm compress 20 minutes every 2-3 hours on the area. This increases blood flow to the area which wil ... Read More
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It will heal; cover : Sorry to hear of your trouble within the family--i certainly hope it was an isolated incidence/accident. Minor bruising will likely heal completely wi ... Read More
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