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Bruises (cont.)

Prevention of Bruises

  • Wear protective gear (shin guards) while playing contact sports such a soccer.
  • Place furniture away from doorways and common walking paths within your home.
  • Keep phone and electrical cords away from open areas where you may trip and fall.
  • Be sure floors are kept dry and that rugs are slip resistant.
  • Keep floors free of clutter.
  • Plug in a small night light or use a flashlight if you need to walk to the bathroom during the night.
  • If your doctor has prescribed anticoagulant medications (blood-thinners), be sure to have regular monitoring and adjust medications as necessary.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/15/2014

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