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Bruised for over a month

My son has had a bruise on his leg that has moved down his leg for over a month we went to see the gp who gave fungal cream that it not working. Can you help? He is named on my insurance.

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We thank you for your question. In this instance we do not understand why the general practitioner has prescribed a fungal cream for bruising.

Bruising occurs when the capillaries within our skin burst or break releasing blood into the surrounding skin tissue, causing a typical discoloration. This discoloration will usually disappear within two weeks. Initial home treatment for bruising is usually an ice-pack surrounded by a towel.

It may be prudent to return to the Gp for further assessment.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses  

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