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What Is The Best Treatment For Bruising
Cold followed by hea: In the acute phase, right after the bruise, you should put cold compress on the area, intermittently for about four hours to lessen the bleeding and swelling. After the first day you should put hot/warm compresses to increase blood flow and resolve the injury. Do not take Aspirin or related medications in the acute phase. ...Read more
Warm compresses: Warm compresses and "tincture of time" are the only effective bruise treatments. More important is identifying their cause, unless it is obvious (i.e. An injury). Make sure the bruised person isn't being abused, or isn't developing bruises spontaneously, for no obvious reason. Such people need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
First the diagnosis: Red bruise-like knots could be bruises or a number of different skin conditions. One such condition, erythema nodosum looks like bruises and is painful. Erythema nodosum can be caused by infections, medications and inflammatory conditions in the body. Before knowing how to treat your condition, it needs to be diagnosed properly. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more
My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?
Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall.
It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more
I have small nodules and severe bruising on both shins now for four months. What could this be and what would be the treatment?
See derm: There are many things this could be but instead of worrying yourself with multiple diagnosis, make an appointment to see your dermatologist who might perform a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more
Does the use of heat for treatment of general bruises/contusions the same as the use of it for treatment of "head" bruises/contusions or different?
Is there any way I can prevent bruising from juvederm injections? Bruises seem to take forever to heal on me, so i'd like to try to avoid them when I get my juvederm treatment. Do you have any advice for how to do that? .
See below: Is this the hip/femoral head area? If so, it could be a simple bruise but a fracture is a possibility as well. What was the mechanism of injury. If traumatic, an evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?
Pain: It depends whether you bruised your muscle oly or had a bone bruise as well. Initiallt iwould use ice packs to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours I would start using hot packs especially if you have only muscle involvement. A bone bruise may take up to 2 months to heal. Discolorationmay take up to a month to clear depending on how ectensive the bruise is. ...Read more
Sex last night w/cock ring, today feel like a bruise within pubic mound when I stand. No pain to touch. Any thoughts on cause? Treatment? See a doc?
Was the cock ring: Too tight? On too long? I think you may find this information helpful - http://www. Sfcityclinic. Org/drk/menshealth22.asp. Read & decide if you need evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: A bone bruise, as opposed to a bone fracture, does not need to be put in a cast in the sense of protection from displacement. But a cast can be useful to control swelling, potentially help with pain, and may make the hand more functional while you are recovering. I certainly would discuss with your doctor the different options for immobilization that are available. ...Read more
Why might adult bruise very easily? Often have bruises on legs of unknown origin. Is ther treatment?
I recently overdosed. I took a months supply of abilify (aripiprazole). I received emergency treatment. Now I have a bruise on lower right belly. What do I do?
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See Physician for bruise on lower right belly.
Provide this information to Psychiatrist, discuss Day Treatment center, Medication, Therapy ...Read more
I would like to know the treatment for light bruises on my penis? Due to nails of my wife. How to quickheal them.
Can't: A bruise there is like a bruise anywhere else--it will take time (likely 7-10 days) to heal / resolve. ...Read more
About 4 days ago, I accidentally hit my right foot (±1 inch above heel) & it gave me bruise. Will it go away without treatment or must I do something?
Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more
I fell a week ago&hit right kneecap. Large bruise to left of knee. Hard quarter size lump in middle of bruise. Painful &itching around. Need treatment?
Knee cap injury: Can u still bend the knee at least 90 degrees with minimal pain? Can you lift your leg up off the ground with the knee straight and using only your thigh (quad) muscles to accomplish this? Is it improving with less pain and swelling? If yes than u can treat with RICE (rest, ice., compression, exercise like simple stretching), if not u should see an orthopaedist. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with ringworm in Oct. Have used every topical treatment + griseofulvin. Still have this bruise like dark spot left. Is this scarring?
I got 1 square inch bruise two days ago in my knee from a fall from a chair 1 foot high. What is the severity level & the treatment? What shall I do?
What's the home treatment for a cracked lower rib near the backbone? No insurance, certain there's not much a doctor can do for it. No bruising @ 34hr?
Cracked rib: Time will heal it, for pain, analgesics, ice or heat will help. ...Read more
I had sex last night and I notice light bleeding and I check my vagina and I can see red bruise in the opening and on vagina wall. Do I need treatment?
REST: Apply ice try and rest, it will take a little time for the bruised bone to improve. Hematoma may have to be drained. ...Read more
Does an OCD cause bruising on the upper portion of the foot? What are the risks of delaying treatment on an OCD Injury?
Very low risk: OCD will cause damage to whatever area is compulsively insulted. Infection is possible but seldom seen. Treatment often fails. ...Read more
Hypermobility in feet and flat feet. I've had two types of orthotics and my recent ones are bruising the outside of each foot. What's other treatment?
swelling/ significant bruising thenar eminence, R hand after 3rd time at bat, first game. Swelling but no bruising over same area the week before after batting, 3rd game. Recommended treatment pls?
Hard to say: For sure without knowing the extent of the injury and your medical conditions but if there is no functional deficit and it is just sensory I would say a reasonable chance for improvement. Psysio may help but what have your doctors told you? ...Read more
Is a cast of the forearm to the tip of the fingers appropriate treatment for a bone bruise for the metacarpals?
Depends: That is a fairly extensive cast for a "bone bruise" as you put it. A bruise does not necessarily have to be immobilized at all; but sometimes we will to control swelling, improve function, or we are concerned there may be more to the injury. Don't hesitate to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have dark circles under my eyes that have been her for months. Sort of look like bruises and not from a lack of sleep. Cause & treatment?
Dark circles: The most common causes are allergies and hereditary dark skin pigmentation. Other issues can also cause this problem such as poor health, malnutrition, alcohol abuse, etc. Treatments include cool compresses, allergy meds, alcohol cessation, balanced diet, makeup concealer, dermal filler, laser skin treatments. ...Read more
I had a v-beam laser treatment on a spider angiome on my face. Is there anything I can do to speed recovery of the bruising/healing of dark veins?
ITP. How realistic is bleeding/problems w. 83PLT w/o treatment? Only easy bruising & mild gum/nosebleeds now. 95PLT 4wk ago 108PLT 8wk ago. Active 30f
Talk to hematologist: Looks like your platelet count is dropping progressively and thus the chance to get a severe hemorrhage is high at this rate. I presume that you have been worked up thoroughly to rule out potential causes. Since you are not without problem, you need to work closely with your hematologist re. Monitoring and treatment before something serious happens. ...Read more
I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment?
Heavy container hit forehead/nose. 24 hours later, bruise on bridge of nose &area numb. No swelling, deformity. Could nose b broken? Is treatment needed
Was there any loss of consciousness?
Need to be seen by ENT doctor to verify damage if any. Keep cold pack on nose for ten minutes every hour while awake. Nose bleeding? ...Read more
Was baker's cyst/thrombosis caused by car accident 3.5 months earlier given large bruising front of knee? Warfarin treatment caused large hematoma.
I lift at gym, I'd this pain in my forearm's extensor surface and pain in elbow and also wrist when flexed, now I'm having bruises on wrist. Treatment?
Be seen: I would recommend you are seen by a sports or orthopedic physician to evaluate your wrist and elbow. Could be related to overuse and tendonitis but the bruising at your wrists really needs further evaluation. The treatment will depend on the final diagnosis and reason for your pain/bruising. ...Read more
I'm almost two months past chemo for treatment of breast cancer and noticed recently that I'm bruising a little easier than I had before. Any insight?
What treatment route should I take? I have had a pain in my nose that feels like a bruise for about a week and I'm starting to feel pressure near my left eye now. I can breath ok but I find I'm blowing my nose a lot more. This pain has increased the last
Sinus pressure: Your description sounds like sinus pressure. Go see your regular doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more