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After six weeks of falling and hitting the side of my face It still has a yellow bruise and a purple spot on top of cheekbone and it still hurts. Why?

After six weeks of falling and hitting the side of my face It still has a yellow bruise and a purple spot on top of cheekbone and it still hurts. Why?

It's : Possible that you broke a bone and it's slowly healing. At this point if everything is in alignment it will heal and is just cosmetic and painful. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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What can cause purple spots on my face?

What can cause purple spots on my face?

Lesions: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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After I got out of the shower, I noticed tiny dark purple spots up the side of my left forearm. Not itchy; no bumps. Could this be dangerous?

After I got out of the shower, I noticed tiny dark purple spots up the side of my left forearm. Not itchy; no bumps. Could this be dangerous?

Likely: Nothing to worry about. It is likely due to a small 'bruise'. If worsens or doesn't go away have your doctor look at it and do some blood work to check your platelet levels. ...Read more

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I wash my face twice a day. My acne has been bad the past 2 years. I have red & purple spots on my face along with holes & dents. How can I fix it?

I wash my face twice a day. My acne has been bad the past 2 years. I have red & purple spots on my face along with holes & dents. How can I fix it?

See a dermatologist: A skin specialist will know how to help you. Any other action may be a waste of time. Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone will probably clear you combined with adapalene or tretinoin gel. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home .If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome.If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly. ?

Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly. ?

Down under the toe.: It sounds as though you've managed to injure the toe. Bruising is a sign of underlying tissue damage and steps should be taken to minimize further damage. Exercising should be eliminated until the effects of the injury are under control. Ice compression, elevation and rest are the mainstays of treatment. To remove all doubt, have the toe x-rayed and examined to assess the degree of injury. ...Read more