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.
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