When a part of the body is injured and blood from the damaged capillaries, with no place to go, gets trapped under the skin, forming a red or purplish mark called as a bruise.
When a part of the body is injured and blood from the damaged capillaries, with no place to go, gets trapped under the skin, forming a red or purplish mark called as a bruise. Bruises can happen for many reasons, but most are the result of bumping and banging into things. Fortunately, the mark isn't permanent.
How long do bruises last?
Who gets bruises?
Anyone can get a bruise. Some people bruise easily, while others don't. Bruising depends on several things:
Treating a bruise:
Minor bruises are easily treated, but talk to a doctor if:
Bruises are kind of hard to avoid completely. Make your there are no pointed furniture in the house to limit bruises for your child.
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