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Suggest Natural Products For Removing Bruise Marks

I have problems keeping my skin on my legs clear...on the calf muscle of one leg I have a formation of bruise-like marks and I have also developed a bruise mark on my shin...is there a cream that can keep these things at bay or maybe a natural products that can cut down the brusing marks...have been using propolis gel by SBC...quite a slow process....what can I do?

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
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Greetings.

First of all it's unfortunate that you are suffering from such a rare condition.

->As of your problem is concerned follow instructions as below:

* A cold compress such as an icepack or a bag of frozen peas should be applied to the affected area for 20-30 minutes in order to speed healing and reduce swelling by constricting the underlying blood vessels in response to the cold. Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Wrap the icepack in a towel.

* If the bruise takes up a large area of the leg or foot, the leg should be kept elevated as much as possible during the first 24 hours after the injury.

*After about 48 hours, heat in the form of a warm washcloth applied to the bruise for 10 minutes or so two or three times a day may increase blood flow to the bruised area, allowing the skin to reabsorb the blood more quickly. Ultimately, the bruise will fade in color.

* If Pain, take medication after consulting your Doctor.

Note:

Finally it's just a guidance. Not a definitive treatment as we haven't seen you personally. You've to realize that these are temporary & symptomatic home remedies. We don't know what your exact condition is unless we see you personally.

If you feel your condition becoming worse than before in spite of above, it's best advise to consult a General Physician who would treat you after ruling out other causes causing you bruise.

Hope it helped for you.
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Suggest Natural Products For Removing Bruise Marks

Greetings. First of all it s unfortunate that you are suffering from such a rare condition. - As of your problem is concerned follow instructions as below: * A cold compress such as an icepack or a bag of frozen peas should be applied to the affected area for 20-30 minutes in order to speed healing and reduce swelling by constricting the underlying blood vessels in response to the cold. Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Wrap the icepack in a towel. * If the bruise takes up a large area of the leg or foot, the leg should be kept elevated as much as possible during the first 24 hours after the injury. *After about 48 hours, heat in the form of a warm washcloth applied to the bruise for 10 minutes or so two or three times a day may increase blood flow to the bruised area, allowing the skin to reabsorb the blood more quickly. Ultimately, the bruise will fade in color. * If Pain, take medication after consulting your Doctor. Note: Finally it s just a guidance. Not a definitive treatment as we haven t seen you personally. You ve to realize that these are temporary & symptomatic home remedies. We don t know what your exact condition is unless we see you personally. If you feel your condition becoming worse than before in spite of above, it s best advise to consult a General Physician who would treat you after ruling out other causes causing you bruise. Hope it helped for you.