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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bruise On Skin On My Face

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What could cause skin to bruise with the slightest bump or nick? And then peel away?

What could cause skin to bruise with the slightest bump or nick? And then peel away?

Thin skin: Thin skin and increased capillary(very tiny vessels in the skin) fragility can lead to easy bruisability and skin injury from trivial trauma. Are you taking anticoagulants like warfarin or daily aspirin? Make sure you're not lacking in vit. C, vit.K or taking , alleve type medications, corticosteroids, or too much viT.E. The back of the hands and forearms have very thin skin which bruises easily. ...Read more

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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What causes your skin to feel bruised and extremely sensitivr all over after drinking a lot of alcohol the night before?

What causes your skin to feel bruised  and extremely sensitivr all over  after drinking a lot of alcohol the night before?

Alcohol and Skin: You may find that immediately after drinking a substantial amount of alcohol the skin on your face and body tends to redden and may even appear blotchy. This is because when you drink, your blood vessels dilate and remain so till the alcohol leaves your body. As such, the surface of your skin starts looking red and blotchy. ...Read more

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Without breaking the skin, but leaving behind bruises. Can I cause my girlfriend any longterm damage? This is consensual biting btw

Biting skin: Unless your vision is as good as a microscope, there's always the risk that you will infect her with your mouth bacteria. Also if you are a carrier of a bacteria is resistant to antibiotics called mrsa, you risk a more serious problem. This kind of bacteria can cause your flesh to be digested and not respond to antibiotics. Obviously if you do this infrequently then the risk is very very low. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause skin discoloration/bruising? Or should I seek emergency assistance?

Can cellulitis cause skin discoloration/bruising? Or should I seek emergency assistance?

Yes: Cellulitis will cause swelling and redness and and on the legs or deep involvement can have a dark color. This needs treatments with antibiotics either orally or in more severe cases with intravenous antibiotics. See your doctor as urgent appointment today if possible. Otherwise go to er. ...Read more

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Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Have thin skin on forearms that cause constant bruising. Is there a product that will help?

Thin Skin: Fragile or thin skin that tears easily is a common problem in older adults. Aging, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in thinning skin. Certain medications, such as long–term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, also can weaken skin and the blood vessels in the skin. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/expert-answers/thin-skin/faq-20057753 ...Read more

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Can carbuncles cause bruising? Is it possible for a carbuncle to develop and be so hard that it bruises the skin around it? .

Can carbuncles cause bruising? Is it possible for a carbuncle to develop and be so hard that it bruises the skin around it?

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Yes: A carbuncle is a "boil" with multiple heads and it is a serious infection of the skin. Bruising is a form of hemorrhage into the skin and is entirely possible with a carbuncle. Your immunity is in question. Look to the nature of your diet. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more