Does anyone have a solution to steroid bruising?


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  • Janet Plank moderator
    7 months ago

    Hi Kathy, I’m late on this. There is great advice here. I get those on my arms, legs, even face at times. The Geri-sleeves are great and light weight. I also use the long fingerless or partial finger gloves. They do get warm depending on type of glove you use. Actually, I do wear 2 because the fingerless can be pulled in higher on your arm. This covers fingers to above the elbow. Pants or leggings will protect your legs, be careful though, because depending on the type of bump you get, can affect the bruise. The Geri sleeves can be according to size.
    I hope you find the one that works best for you.
    Janet (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi Kathy and thanks for your post and inquiry. In addition to the excellent response from Lyn, I thought you might be interested in additional information. If you haven’t as yet, you can look over this material which provides some additional insight for your concerns: https://copd.net/answers/expert-answers-steroid-bruising/.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Lyn Harper, RRT moderator
    8 months ago

    Kathy – sadly bruising is often a fact of life with COPD, especially if you take corticosteroids. Prevention is often the best medicine in this case. Try to aviod bumps and knocks that cause the bruising. You may even want to try a sleeve (Geri-Sleeve) that you can buy at most drup stores. It will help to protect your arms from inadvertant bumps.

    Also, if you are on steroids, talk to your docotor about dose. Chances are you’re on the correct one but just be sure it’s not more than you need.

    Regards,
    Lyn (site moderator)

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