Skin Care

What Are Those Mysterious Bruises on My Legs All About?

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You take extra care to shave your legs in the shower before you put on your swingy new tent dress. Then, you see it: a small but annoying bruise just above your knee. The weirdest thing? You have no idea how it got there. Ugh. Here’s the deal with unexplained bruises.First, it helps to know what a bruise is in the first place. Officially called a contusion, bruises happen when blood vessels are damaged or broken because of a skin injury. Blood leaks from injured blood vessels into the surrounding area, which causes the discoloration. Often, these unexplained bruises are...

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What it means if you bruise easily and when to see a doctor

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Bruises can sometimes signal certain problems. Your skin reveals many clues about your health, so a tendency to bruise easily can be worrisome.You may feel like the main character in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," in which the delicate princess wakes up “black and blue all over” after sleeping on a single pea covered by a tower of mattresses and feather beds.Doctors say most cases are nothing to worry about, but bruises can sometimes signal certain problems.Dr. Monique Tello, a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, encounters patients with “easy bruising anxiety” quite frequently....

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How to Heal Bruises

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What are bruises? A bruise, also called ecchymosis or contusion, refers to a skin discoloration, usually after a trauma. It is associated with pain and tenderness in the area, which may limit a person’s movement and activities of daily living. It disappears on its own, depending on the person’s healing capacity or recovery. The following are the causes, signs, and symptoms, and home remedies for a bruise. Causes A bruise has multiple causes. As per Web MD, it occurs in some people who do vigorous exercise; they include athletes and weightlifters. Bruising may also be attributed to a bleeding disorder, such...

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Itching scars? Stop eating tomatoes! (and some other vegetables)

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Itching scars? Stop eating tomatoes! (and some other vegetables)!
Recent scientific study showed that omitting potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and eggplant may decrease scar itching.

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