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Doctor insights on: How To Care For Welts And Bruises

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I am a fair skinned redhead who gets dark bruises that take weeks to heal, and with stress sometimes welts that bruise, what could this be?

I am a fair skinned redhead who gets dark bruises that take weeks to heal, and with stress sometimes welts that bruise, what could this be?

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 complexion should not be causing this. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas, hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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Walking around NYC and developed 2 adjoining welts and now bruised under my arm. What is happening?

Walking around NYC and developed 2 adjoining welts and now bruised under my arm. What is happening?

Spontaneous Bruising: You need to consult your PrimaryCareDoctor as you had spontaneous bruising without any trauma.
Need a detailed History and Physical Examination and Blood Test for white cells and platlet count etc ...Read more

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My one year old son was sitting on a ride-on toy and fell forward (from less than his height up) onto his forehead on our concrete floor. He has a welt/bruise forming but was consolable. Does he need medical attention immediately?

My one year old son was sitting on a ride-on toy and fell forward (from less than his height up) onto his forehead on our concrete floor. He has a welt/bruise forming but was consolable. Does he need medical attention immediately?

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 loose consciousness& does not start vomiting repeatedly, you can safely monitor him at home. Let him nap/sleep on a normal schedule & check him out occasionally for signs he vomited in his sleep. Go to the er if something happens that spooks u. ...Read more

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Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Rash: Your history is interesting but I am not sure it is related to the miscarriage. You do not describe where the rash is, but you need to have a doctor look at it for a proper diagnosis. Some individuals have cyclical hives with their menstrual cycles, and that may be your case. ...Read more

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Got kicked in shin had red welt put ice on had big yellow bruise can this cause blood clot?

Got kicked in shin had red welt put ice on had big yellow bruise can this cause blood clot?

No: This won't affect the deep veins, where clots are dangerous. Our bodies are designed to withstand a considerable amount of day-to-day trauma. The deep vein thrombi have more to do with inactivity, with genetic mutations that make one vulnerable, and to systemic health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son is 20. He has epilepsy and ME/CFS. He now has shingles and is in a lot of pain. The red welt around the singles is turning into a purple bruise?

My son is 20. He has epilepsy and ME/CFS. He now has shingles and is in a lot of pain. The red welt around the singles is turning into a purple bruise?

Needs evaluation: He needs to have a follow-up with his current physician who is familiar with his chronic issues and will be able to assess the rash and offer treatment to provide faster resolution as well as pain reduction until healing can take place. ...Read more

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I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.?

I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.?

This is unusual: Leah, you really need to see a clinician both to get relief from the symptoms and find the cause. You can take over the counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching, but the soreness is strange and could mean it is something more than just an allergy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I squeezed a blackhead and it’s a red and brown small bruise, how do I get it to go away?

I squeezed a blackhead and it’s a red and brown small bruise, how do I get it to go away?

Time: You created a small bruise by squeezing the “black head”. That small bruise will go away in a few days like other bruises.
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Why does my bruise itch?

Why does my bruise itch?

Chemicals: Chemicals in your body are relased during the bruising process. Some of these chemicals promote the urge to scratch, which results from their itch- producing properties. ...Read more

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How can I bruise myself?

How can I bruise myself?

Bump bang or scratch: Ant trauma to the skin can cause bruising especially in the elderly or those on blood thinners. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise so easily?

Why do I bruise so easily?

Blood thiners?: Are you on blood thinners such as coumadin
or plavix (clopidogrel)?
Are you on nsaids?
These medications can make you blood thinner and cause you to bruise easier. ...Read more

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I'm 56 why do I bruise so easy?

I'm 56 why do I bruise so easy?

Maybe aspirin: BROADLY speaking, abnormal bleeding or bruising is due to (1) abnormality of soluble clotting factors (e.g., Von Willebrand's disease), (2) abnormality of platelet number or function (e.g., aspirin effect on platelet function), or (3) abnormality of capillaries. Whole books are written on the subject. You should see a hematologist for evaluation. It may be due to the aspirin you take. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise so easily and badly?

Why do I bruise so easily and badly?

Many potentials: Trauma,
platelet issues,
medications, .

Need history, family history, exam, and blood tests. ...Read more

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I bruise very easily. What causes this?

I bruise very easily. What causes this?

Many causes: Brusing may be normal, and inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to bruise a nerve?

Is it possible for you to bruise a nerve?

My hand fell asleep: Yes and no. A bruise of the skin often is discolored, due to some changes in blood products. A nerve would not have this kind of reaction.

A nerve can be damaged by trauma, and even mild damage can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling.

Compression of an arm or leg that causes a feeling of "falling asleep" is due to nerve compression of this kind. ...Read more

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What should I put on this really bad bruise?

What should I put on this really bad bruise?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bruise?

What is the definition or description of: bruise?

Ecchymoses: Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a serious problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a permanent bruise or not?

Is it possible to have a permanent bruise or not?

Yes!: Yes, that's possible, in certain situations, like someone having a tendency to bleed, from low number of platelets (which are little cells in the blood that help against bleeding) or due to some other factors which are lacking in the blood.
Certain medications can alter the number of these cells and so cause bleeding &/or bruising. ...Read more

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A reoccurring donut shaped bruise on my son's back?

A reoccurring donut shaped bruise on my son's back?

How old is he?: Could be something he is lying on, leaning against or wearing. Maybe a rash, not a bruise? Have his doctor take a look. ...Read more

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How to heal forefoot bruise?

How to heal forefoot bruise?

Rest: Rest area, reduce pressure on area, give it 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I use fucicort on a bruise?

Can I use fucicort on a bruise?

Bruise: A bruise is not a rash nor is it an infection. It is blood that bled into the tissue under the skin. Putting a steroid cream on the skin will not in any way change the natural healing of the underlying bruise. No. Do not put this cream on a bruise. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise and bleed easily?

Why do I bruise and bleed easily?

Bruise: Some indiviauals have thinner skin than others or blood vessels that are more likely to become damaged with minor trauma. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a bruise kidney?

Flank pain: Usual complaint is of flank pain initially.
Also there may be blood in the urine, but this may be a small amt and would only be detected on microscopic exam.

Best to see your DR, have exam, and labs done. ...Read more

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What should I do for an airbag bruise?

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. ...Read more

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Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Depends: If you injure the neck you can cause bruising. If this bruise does not go away after a week or so see your MD ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I bruise so easily?

What could be a reason that I bruise so easily?

Check with your MD: You may have a bleeding disorder, like low platlet count or increased capillary fragility. Some people more common in females and old age bruise easy without any underlying disease, but you should check with your doctor and he/she may order blood tests to rule out vitamin deficiency like scurvy and platlet count, and clotting factors
some meds like blood thinners&aspirin can cause this and liver disea. ...Read more

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What caues the skin to tear and bruise for no reasons?

What caues the skin to tear and bruise for no reasons?

Several things: There are a variety of reasons: http://nell-rose. Hubpages. Com/hub/easy-bruising-and-thin-skin-the-causes-and-some-self-help-ideas. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you sleep on a bruise?

Could you tell me what happens if you sleep on a bruise?

Probably nothing: It may take a little longer to heal but otherwise it should not be a problem. ...Read more

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In what way are bruises formed and what causes the colour of the bruise?

In what way are bruises formed and what causes the colour of the bruise?

Bruise is: Collection of blood underneath the skin or deeper part of the body. It usually happens when body is struck with force. It slowly gets resolved when the blood degrades and slowly gets absorbed by the body and leaves no permanent mark. ...Read more

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I woke up with what looked like s bruise but it has a nodule and does it hurt. It hasn't hesled in over two weeks looks the same.

Nodule: A painful nodule can be a manifestation of an allergic reaction, infectious disease, hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, and other diseases. It is important to know where the nodule is, what medications you are on and whether you are having other symptoms such as cough, bowel problems arthritis. You should see your primary care doctor. He may refer you to a dermatologist for a biopsy. ...Read more

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How come I bruise easily?

Blood thinners: Are you on any blood thinners, nsaids or
aspirin?
These meds can thin your blood and
could cause bruising easier than normal
if you are not on such meds, you
might want to see your medical doctor to
check things out. ...Read more

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Can you bruise your liver?

Can you bruise your liver?

Yes: When your liver moves up against the rib cage when your body stops (quickly like in a car accident). Blunt force applied directly to the right upper quadrant can push the ribs down against the liver. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more