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A mild bruise
might take several days to heal, whereas more severe or deep bruising might take several weeks to return to normal or at least significantly lighten.Aspirin
should be avoided until the bruise is starting to heal because it is an anticoagulant
and prevents the blood from quickly clotting. If the blood does not clot quickly, it can cause more extensive bruising underneath the skin. Only pain relievers such as acetaminophen
, which do not contain aspirin, should be used so that clotting is not affected.
Bruising and swelling that appears suddenly, and without a known trauma to the skin, should be checked by a medical professional who may recommend a different course of treatment.
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