Sunday, July 8, 2012

How to Cure Bruises | Bruise Treatment

What is Bruises:

A bruise is a common skin injury that results in breakage of blood vessels under the skin. Blood from damaged blood vessels beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin resulting in what we recognize as a black and blue mark. A bruise is also known as a contusion or a hematoma.


A bruise can sometimes be associated with a temporary raised area in the skin. When a bruise fades, it becomes green and brown as the body metabolizes the blood cells and bilirubin pigment in the skin. A bruise is best treated with local application of a cold pack immediately after injury.

What Causes Bruising:

Bruises can occur in some people who exercise rigorously, such as athletes and weight lifters. These bruises result from microscopic tears in blood vessels under the skin. Certain illnesses and diseases can cause bruising.

Symptoms Bruising:

The main symptoms are pain, swelling, and skin discoloration. The bruise begins as a pinkish red color that can be very tender to touch. It is often difficult to use the muscle that has been bruised. For example, a deep thigh bruise is painful when you walk or run.


Remedies for Bruises:

* Apply and rub in apple cider vinegar (preferably organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar) to the bruised area.

* Applying black pepper oil to the bruise will also draw the blood away from it.

* As soon as you get injured, apply Star Olive Oil to the sensitive spot. For minor bumps, it can help prevent a bruise from appearing.

* Make a compress and soak it in vinegar to alleviate the bruise and swelling. Avoid getting it in the eyes.

* Apply butter (not margarine!) immediately after getting bruised.

* Make a poultice of roasted onions and apply to the bruise.

* If your bruise has a ruptured blood vessel, apply Orajel. The numbing agent in it will reduce discoloration and also constrict the blood vessels back to normal.

* Macerate and heat some cabbage and apply to the affected area.

* Make a poultice of mustard and apply to the bruise. It will draw the blood away from the bruise.

* Apply a cream or a tincture of calendula to the bruise.

* Rub a cream with vitamin K on the bruise twice a day. Vitamin K will aid your body in breaking down blood and reabsorbing it.

* A tincture of witch hazel will relieve swelling and bruises. Apply as a cool compress.

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