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My hands bruise easily...

My hands bruise easily since open heart surgery. I have cut back the meds, but the bruising still occurs.

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How can I toughen up my skin to make it less prone to bruising?

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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is likely due to the blood thinner use --aspirin plavix etc.

The effect may remain for several months.

You should consider taking vitamin K and C supplementation daily.

Green leafy vegetables are good.

You can also apply hyaluronic acid cream daily on the skin to let it heal better.
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