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I have wrist hematoma since last Saturday. I applied Cold

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I have wrist hematoma since last Saturday. I applied Cold packs, but it's expanding. the color of the skin is normal. so it's more then 48 hours since injury. should I apply warm compress ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

After 72 hours of injury / hematoma formation, you may apply warm compresses. The chance of increasing hematoma after that is negligible after 72 hours.

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