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How To Heal A Bruised Hand
6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more
Get med eval: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. An appropriate treatment plan will follow after evaluation. ...Read more
Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...Read more
My friends bruised hand smells very weird on one side and the other side smells fine she's been finger splinting why is it smelling?
Swollen and bruised hand. No trauma. Cold to touch and numb. Painful for a week with no improvement of swelling or bruising.
Hand injury in may diagnosed as a bruise a few months later diagnosed as torn tendon still very painful how long does it take to heal?
If it is a tendon: It may take months to heal, provided you have adequate brace to support it while it does. Tendons are notoriously slow things to heal because of the poor blood supply to them. If you are sure it is not completely torn through and require surgery to tack it back. Keep a close relationship with your Hand Orthopedist while it heals. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I broke a fall with my hand. Thenar area is painful to touch and movement, with slight bruise. I type all day for work. How best to help heal?
Hand injury: A fall like this can break a hand bone with particular worries about the scaphoid bone. Be examined. Sometimes these need to be casted. You would be unable to type until it recovers. All the best. ...Read more
2-4 weeks: It takes awhile for these types of contusions to heel completely...About 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
3-4 weeks: Moat bruises take 3-4 weeks to resolve. ...Read more
Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?
Cleaned and covered:
Gosh not a lot more to do than local wound care.
Do you smoke? Quit.
Do not pick off the scab.
Keep it moist and covered.
You could try warm packs to improve the blood supply to the area.
Make sure that it is not infected. Signs of infection are red, hot, swollen, tender to the touch and getting worse.
I like neosporin or bacitricin for my wounds. Apply 2-3 times a day. ...Read more
3-6 weeks: It usually takes 3-6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can't speed it up:
Unfortunately you can't speed-up the bodies healing process
however if your injury is acute draining the blood from under the nail will relieve some of the pain
this procedure can be performed at any emergency room or doctors office. ...Read more
Tissue tells: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications for the first 24hrs. ...Read more
Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. 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. ...Read more
Yes: It takes 1 year to get a new toenail and 6 months for a fingernail. ...Read more
I was pushing something with my thumb. This broke the nail. It is bruised, swollen, throbbing and started oozing. What will help it heal?
See below: From your description it appears that an infection has set in. Most of those infections are caused by skin bacteria. Levofloxacin 500 mg once a day should clear it. Fortunately the drug has become affordable (average cost of 10 tablets is now $ 8.00). A prescription is however, needed. If you do not start to show an improvement in 3 days then your MD perhaps will order appropriate tests ...Read more
I have a large-ish bruise on the inside of my wrist/arm following a tattoo 6 weeks ago and it won't heal. I do have ITP that's not problematic?
I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?
Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read more
I have a fracture in ring finger, wearibg solint for two days. No bruising, just swelling, how long will it take to heal?
Finger fracture: It depends on location of the fracture. Some need 3 weeks some need 12. You really need an Orthopaedic surgeon to advise you after looking at X-rays. ...Read more
Red, Swollen Hand: This is difficult to answer without getting more history and being able to examine your hand. You need to be evaluated immediately by a physician to make sure you don't have an infection, etc. ...Read more
I was boxing and hit the wrong way. Now the side of my hand is bruised and swollen. What should I do?
Xray?: You mean the side with your pinky? The pinky is commonly fractured when a punch does not land properly and was previously known as a boxer's fracture. The fifth finger fracture is a little bit more forgiving than fractures of the other digits, but if having a lot of pain or can feel a deformity or crunching it is best to get an x ray and treatment. ...Read more
I have spots in my hands, in my left even more like a bruise but painless. Is it dangerous? What is it?
Exam needed: Without examining you there is no way to make a diagnosis. See your physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
I did not have any injuries and a green-brown bruise randomly appeared on my hand! What could cause that?
May have: You might have something wrong with your blood system. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more
About a week ago I had surgery, they but an IV in my hand, and I got a bruise it still hasn't gotten off! Is this normal?
It will go away: Some time this will take some time to go away as long does not bother nor have any redness and swelling I believe you will be okay. ...Read more
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