My Aunt woke up yesterday bleeding for her shin. She scratched it . Weput a bandaid on, that was wrong, it bled so bad in a second, it was filled and leaking. So I cleaned up,and put some triple anti-biotic cream and put her in her recliner with her legs up. It stopped and hasn't bled since. Is this normal?Did I do the right thing. Is there some place I can read about caring physically for the aging?

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My aunt's doctor explained to us, that skin becomes thinner as it ages. Thus, bruises and bleeding. If she is on any type of blood thinner, she is more prone to bleeding.

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