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I recently had a violent vomiting episode ( not alcohol or

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I recently had a violent vomiting episode ( not alcohol or drug related ) I was not running
a temp. or feeling ill in any way. It happened in the middle of the night --I was sleeping
when I suddenly awoke and felt a strong desire to vomit . when I was done I noticed that
the skin on my cheeks and forehead were bright red , the problem is the skin color has not gone back to normal. I look bruised around my cheek bones now. Will this color issue go away (its been 5 days now) is this something I need to worry about ? I am a 52 yo male
in otherwise good health.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.


A violent vomiting episode can cause significant strain on face muscles and subcutaneous tissue (tissue underneath). This can rupture the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and cause bruising. This can take 1-2 weeks to disappear. If you are on medicine like aspirin, this may take further duration. Meanwhile you can take Vitamin C which is available without prescription.

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Dr. Arun

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