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Got bruise on forearm, feels hard lump under skin. Looking for home treatment?

Got a bruise on my forearm and I don t remember hitting anything to get it. It s yellow in the center and purple around the edges. I ve had it for about a week. There s a hard lump under my skin that feels long and thin and is close to the middle of the yellow circle in the center of my bruise. It was sensitive at first like any other bruise, but it doesn t hurt anymore. No money or insurance for a Dr. visit. Are there any home treatments available that can clear it up?
Asked On : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
I can understand your sufferings bruise problem. For the red marks to you can apply cortisone cream and take benadryl by mouth. You need to worry for the same and there is no need to meet a doctor too. Most of the bruise do not last longer than 3 weeks. It may change color from black to yellowish green. Do not pinch or scratch the area as it may cause further problems.
Answered: Sat, 19 Oct 2013
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