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Noticed large bruise and have cold. Is it safe to take advil and cold medicine?

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Hi a lrge bruise just showed up on my right side i just got over abad cold was taking advvill and cold medication whhich ni normaly dont do YYYY@YYYY not much more to add other than it showed to days ago and is about the size ofa base dall but no pain what so ever
Posted Mon, 8 Oct 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 34 minutes later

Thanks for writing in.

The condition you are describing can be ecchymosis which is extravasation of blood in skin and also it can be Fixed drug reaction which is type of drug reaction.

What medication you took for cold(contents)?

Is this the first episode ?

Do you have any history of fall or injury to the area?

Can you upload photos of affected skin in good light?

Please upload photos and answer the above questions to help you better.

If you cant upload them you can email them to me with YYYY@YYYY with ATTENTION DR XXXXXXX in message line.

Hope this helps.

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