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How To Get Rid Of Old Bruises On Legs
Bruises: Try Dermend which is over the counter and used to treat bruises. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a bruise that is still swollen? Was out and ran into a mettle machine and now I have a painful swollen bruise on my upper leg?
Wait.: Will go away with time. Depending on size may take a few weeks. ...Read more
Bruising from july this year my legs covered in blue/black marks that look like bruise but r not. Net says its due 2 pred/cellcept what can get rid off?
Need Diagnosis: Before treating this, you need an actual diagnosis. Google is great for many things, but it is probably worse at medicine than the most incompetent doctor in the world. ...Read more
I have scars between my legs from chaffing, there really dark and noticeable. They look like I have a constent bruise. How do I get rid of them?
See a dermatologist: May be acanthosis nigricans or post-inflammatory pigmentation. Are you very heavy? Treatment depends on cause. ...Read more
I bruised my knee 2 years ago but the bruise is still there and it's black. How do I get rid of it?
If it is 2 years old it is unkikely to change much in the future although it may very gradually fade
this is due to deposition of hemosideriin in the skin from the blood that was the bruise
most bruises clear with time but not all
sorry but I do not know of any treatment that might make much difference. ...Read more
I fell 2yr ago on knee to concrete. Still have dark bruise spot on knee. Any way to get rid of it? Don't like how it looks wearing shorts.
Skin discoloration: Go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon or dermatologist. He/She will be able to help you with your concerns. You may not have a bruise which usually resolves in 2-3 weeks but a capillary malformation near the surface of the skin which they can help you with. ...Read more
Are you sure?: Do you recall an injury which could have caused a bruise? Are you taking Aspirin or blood thinners? It's smart to make sure it's just a simple bruise. If it is, it will resolve at its own pace. If appearance is an issue, applying some makeup might cover it enough to go unnoticed. ...Read more
I bruised my shin in a fall. A hematoma formed. Itis about 3/4 " high by 1 1/2 ". It has hard bump on top. How can I get rid of it? Thank you.
Time: Hematomas can be quite painful. They are nothing more than a collection of blood. I recommend you get a neoprene compressive sleeve to wear. Initially, ice may relieve symptoms. After a few days, you might consider applying some warm heat intermittently. This can sometimes help the body break down and reabsorb the hematoma. ...Read more
My daughter 12 years old has lot of hair on her legs. What do you suggest to get rid of this permanently?
Hair removal: Permanent options are available like Lazer. You can get that done. ...Read more
Little advice: Growing pains are pain symptoms relatively common in children. Typically, they are located in the muscles, rather than the joints, of the leg and less commonly the arm. They are usually felt on both sides, and appear late in the day or at night, waking the child, with pain varying from mild to very severe. You could use Motrin and TLC tell the chide grow up, it will stop. Thank you. ...Read more
My 4 yrs. Old daughter got bitten by ants in her leg, a few days after it became rushes, what is the best medication to get rid of it?
None: This kind of reaction will resolve without treatment. ...Read more
I'm a 20 year old guy and I have awful cellulite in everywhere of my body, my arms, my legs everywhere. If I exercise can I get rid of it?
Scar treatment gels:
There are several scar treatment otc medications now available.
Your pharmacist could help you.
But verify with your doctor that your wounds have healed enough and are ready for the scar treatments. If the wounds are not healed completely they need to heal first before using scar treatment gels. Also just good skin care may help the skin heal well ie moisturizing, avoiding harsh soaps/detergent. ...Read more
Keloid Scars: Keloid scars can be improved in appearance but there will be some type of residual scar after treatment. You cannot completely get rid of the scar. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your treatment options. ...Read more
New Pants: Start by changing the type of pants they wear. Stay away from denim. Find a more breathable cotton pant that will cause less sweating. Warm epsom salt baths will help control. Then have a dermatologist evaluate. ...Read more
Is it possible to permanently get rid of cellulite? I am 22 years old and recently noticed that I got cellulite on my legs.
Yes - Cellulaze: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin down. The only effective and fda approved treatment is called cellulaze by cynosure. It is a one time minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes cellulite. To find a provider in your area go to www. Cynosure. Com. ...Read more
I'm a female 28 years old & I'm noticing little purple & green vains on the top of my legs & some bottom of my legs. Please what can I do to get rid?
How can I get rid of these small white bumps on the backs of my arms and legs? I have started to see them on my 2 year old daughter also.
Keratosis pilaris: Sounds like both you and your daughter have a benign skin condition known as keratosis pilaris. We don't really know what causes it - lots of different etiologies are suspect. Sometimes using an exfoliant routinely is helpful. The big thing to remember is you don't really need to do anything about it. ...Read more
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
Hold old: Is old. Bruises can take weeks to resolve. If yours hasn't the underlying pigments from the breakdown of blood are probably permanent. Don't worry unless i's a cosmetic issue. ...Read more
Make up: You'll have to let nature take its course, or use make-up. ...Read more
My 7 month old has a bump the size of a pea in one thigh but not the other, it feels as though it's the muscle knotted. How do I get rid of it?
Hello docs, I am 19 yrs old...I hv black areas under my eyes, arm pits and on my knee, what to do to get rid of them?
My son is 15 months old and has 4 molloscum contagiousum on his face and 2 on his thigh. Please help. Why do they come and how to I get rid of them?
Skin virus: Mc is a relative of the wart. It's cause is a virus piked up through contact that settles into the superficial skin to grow. It can be spread by scratching & most occur in clusters. Different from many viruses, they do not enter the blood & trigger a quick immune response. They sit on the skin, eventually irritate it & fall off in a few months. They can be frozen, cut or treated, but most self heal. ...Read more
I have two cuts on my thigh and one is older the other is fairly new but I wanna get rid of both of them in like 2-3 days what do I do?
Basic Wound Care: Not much you can do to speed healing. It is a process. Proper wound care will be your best bet. Antibiotic ointment. Keeping it clean and covered. Don't let things remove the scab under which healing is occurring. Here is a website with picture instructions. Http://library. Med. Utah. Edu/kw/derm/pages/woge_12.htm ...Read more
Can I get rid of a very old scar? Unfortunately, I've been attacked when I was 7 years old and it left a scar on my thigh. I'm 23 years old now.
Plastic surgeon: I feel that a plastic surgeon is best qualified to advise you on this question. ...Read more
I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.
Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. While in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry. Skin with thick hairs. F/u with dermatologist
see http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment? Page=2 ...Read more
Dermatologists: Are highly trained to fix this. They completed many years of training. You want to use their expert advice and treatment. ...Read more
Depends: This would depend on the source of the leg pain. I would see your doctor for a full work-up to determine the cause. ...Read more
Improve, not remove.:
Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.
Good luck! ...Read more