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What are these Black & Blue Marks

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WHAT ARE THESE BLACK AND BLUE MARKS?!

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A bruise look like a reddish trapped blood mark. A blood vessels near your skin's surface was torn or broken thus turning your skin black-and-blue.1,2

 

Commonly, bruises accompanies certain medication especially in those using blood thinning medications and it sometimes occurs without any underlying cause, this is usually due to a bleeding disorder. Athletes and weight lifters are highly subjected to bruises. Hard and continuous exercise is to blame. Bruises could also present as a bump on the skin or the thigh.2

 

Being a self-limiting symptom, bruises usually heals within few days and the skin returns back to normal color.1,2

You can speed up your healing process by simply resting the affected area, using ice pack in a towel (leave for 10-20 minutes) and using plastic bandages to compress the bruise.1,2

 

Refer to your health care professional if you had painful swelling or strong pain, or if you noticed a lump over the bruise.1,2

 

References:

1.      Bruise: First aid. Available at https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-bruise/basics/art-20056663?p=1 Last accessed: 21/06/2019


2.      Bruises. Available at https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bruises-article?print=true  Last accessed: 21/06/2019Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum it was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing.