It is important to remember that you should keep good pressure in the area of the venipuncture, without massaging and without twisting the arm. Thus, you will avoid internal bleeding manifested through bruising.
- How long should I keep the band-aid in the arm?
For 20 minutes approximately, and you should avoid straining with that arm during the first hour. Please for the Band-Aid disposal use an appropriate container.
- What should I do if bruising occurs?
Firstly, cold helps vasoconstriction. But you should only apply it for 10 minutes per hour, for 3 or 4 hours. Then, for the following hours, heat could help to dissipate the clots developed in the punched area. if you have a concern you can visit our laboratory and ask one of the professionals from our staff.