I never bruise so it takes a really hard it for me to turn even the least bit purple. So when today in class I got hit pretty hard but I didn't think anything of it. Until I took of my jacket and where I had gotten hit was already purple and had swollen to the size of a golf ball within and 10 minute time frame. Not to mention a bit of skin taken off. I'm a tad inexperienced with the art of dealing with bruises but I know that I'm kind of screwed until they go away on their own but I am also wondering if there is any way I can prevent these types of really bad bruises from happening. I don't care about little ones but this one is really, really bad.