I just read an article about lupus and bruising. Let me show you what I learned... :idea:
-Lupies with low platelet counts causes the skin to bruise easily.
-Certain meds can also make lupies more prone to bruises (ex. corticosteroids-such as prednisone) can make skin more fragile. (also anticoagulants-such as aspirin and warfarin) reduce blood clotting, which allows blood to leak out and cause a bruise.
-Possible high doses of omega 3-fatty acids from fish oil supplements (more than 3-6 grams/day) could contribute to bruising because of the effect of these fatty acids on platelet clumping, but this has not been shown to be a significant problem in most studies.
If you suffer from bruises, keep these tips in mind: :?
-use kneepads or cushions to protect your skin while doing house chores or gardening
-eliminate clutter and move objects that could cause bumps or falls
-wear safety gear (helmet, kneepads, elbowpads) when riding a bike or doing any sport that may cause a fall
-conceal your bruises with cover-up makeup, such as those made by Total Block and Dermablend
-to cover bruises on legs and knees in warm weather, wear cropped pants, long shorts, or long pants made of lightweight cotton or linen. For bruises on elbows or arms, wear shirts with 3/4 length sleeves or long-sleeved blouses made from lightweight cotton.
-if you have a bump or fall, help reduce swelling or bruising by applying a cold compress to the area for at least 10 minutes.
Hope this helps!! (Sorry so long!)
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