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How do you get rid of scratch marks and bruises on my legs?

How do you get rid of scratch marks and bruises on my legs?

Try vitamin E: You can try vitamin E creams and lotions. If this doesn't work, see your dermatologist for more treatment options.

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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?

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.

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How do I get rid of scratch marks and bruises on my legs? What's a good cream?

How do I get rid of scratch marks and bruises on my legs? What's a good cream?

Try vitamin E: You can try vitamin E creams and lotions. If this doesn't work, see your dermatologist for more treatment options.

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I bruised my knee 2 years ago but the bruise is still there and it's black. How do I get rid of it?

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.

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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.

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I have a bruise on my ankle how do I get rid of it fast?

I have a bruise on my ankle how do I get rid of it fast?

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.

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of this weird bruise on the heel of my foot?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of this weird bruise on the heel of my foot?

Need to make sure: It is indeed a bruise and not some form of skin cancer.....As I am not sure what is making the bruise weird? .

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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.

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.

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How to get rid of leg pains growing pains in 10 year-olds?

How to get rid of leg pains growing pains in 10 year-olds?

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.

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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?

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?

Cellulite: Reaching a healthy weight by diet and exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite but may not get rid of it completely. See a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to learn about treatment options.

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How can I get rid of month old noticable scabs on my leg?

How can I get rid of month old noticable scabs on my leg?

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.

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I have an old keloid on my leg, how can I get rid of it? Thank you ornella.

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.

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How do I get rid of a lot of black heads on 11 year olds legs?

How do I get rid of a lot of black heads on 11 year olds legs?

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.

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