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How to treat lump and bruise on face caused after injury?

I fell a month ago on my face, badly bruising my face from my eyebrow to my ear down to my throat. Bruising has gone except for the side of my face and I still have hard lump in my cheek about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Is there any treatment except time for it to go away?
Tue, 16 Jun 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern.

Thanks for your query . Bruising and lump after injury is a common thing that occur due inflammation . But if it persist for more then 3 weeks then it is a hematoma .

Basically hematoma is collection of blood under the skin which apprea as bruise and lump . It formed due to remaining blood after injury that is not absorbed by body .

Hot compresses will be the best treatment for hematome . So give warm compresses several times a day . Also take ibuprofen(if not allergic) or acetaminophen for pain and swelling .

If it persist for more then a week then consult doctor or surgeon for proper evaluation to rule out condition like fracture or infection.and treatment .

Doctor may drain it or may prescribe ointment congaing anti coagulant agent like heparin.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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