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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Ecchymoses

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Toe bruising from tight shoes and socks. Any good home remedy for this?

Toe bruising from tight shoes and socks. Any good home remedy for this?

Bruising: The obvious remedy is to get rid of the tight shoes and socks . This begs the question why you would have something that tight ...Read more

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Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Bruising Insect Bite: There are a number of types of insects that cause bruising through bites such as spiders, bed bugs, ticks and mosquitoes as well as stings from wasps, bees or scorpions. Treatment can be topical cortisone for itching and redness and bio oil for bruises. ...Read more

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I have small nodules and severe bruising on both shins now for four months. What could this be and what would be the treatment?

I have small nodules and severe bruising on both shins now for four months. What could this be and what would be the treatment?

See derm: there are many things this could be but instead of worrying yourself with multiple diagnosis, make an appointment to see your dermatologist who might perform a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more

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Son has swelling and bruising at the tip of upper femur, treatment?

Son has swelling and bruising at the tip of upper femur, treatment?

See below: Is this the hip/femoral head area? If so, it could be a simple bruise but a fracture is a possibility as well. What was the mechanism of injury. If traumatic, an evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Does an OCD cause bruising on the upper portion of the foot? What are the risks of delaying treatment on an OCD Injury?

Does an OCD cause bruising on the upper portion of the foot? What are the risks of delaying treatment on an OCD Injury?

Very low risk: OCD will cause damage to whatever area is compulsively insulted. Infection is possible but seldom seen. Treatment often fails. ...Read more

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I had a v-beam laser treatment on a spider angiome on my face. Is there anything I can do to speed recovery of the bruising/healing of dark veins?

I had a v-beam laser treatment on a spider angiome on my face.  Is there anything I can do to speed recovery of the bruising/healing of dark veins?

Arnica: You can try topical arnica. It can be found at many health food stores and some laser centers. It is very important that you avoid sun exposure as it can prolong the healing time and increase the possibility of complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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