Areas of bleeding under the skin do not become paler (blanch) when you press on the area, like the redness from erythema does. Avoid trauma such as bumping or pulling on skin areas.
For a cut or scrape, use direct pressure to stop the bleeding.
Bleeding into the skin can occur from broken blood vessels that form tiny red dots (called petechiae).
Blood also can collect under the tissue in larger flat areas (called purpura), or in a very large bruised area (called an ecchymosis).
When treating an injury of any kind, it is paramount to first identify the type and severity of the wound.
When determining the proper care for bruises, once identified, it is critical that the proper steps be taken to treat the injury effectively and efficiently.
Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that decreases the clotting ability of the blood.
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. For this medicine, the following should be considered: Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines.
Depending on the type and severity of a bruise, the appropriate wound care treatment will vary.
A bruise is a condition in which small blood vessels under the skin rupture, causing blood to leak into the underlying skin tissue.
There are three common types of bruises that can occur based on the severity of an injury: contusions, hematomas and purpura.