To treat a bruise, apply ice to it for 15 minutes. raise the bruised area, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen and get plenty of rest. You can also use home cures to treat bruises, which includes rubbing the bruise with vinegar or consuming some pineapple.
Apply ice to the bruised area
Putting something cold on the bruise will reduce swelling and help it heal more quickly. Do that as quickly as possible and you could stop the bruise from spreading further from this point. Fill a resealable plastic bag with ice chips, or find a bag of frozen vegetables like corn or peas. Wrap the bag in a towel or a T-shirt and spread it over the bruise.
Raise the bruised area
Reduce blood flow to the bruised area with the help of gravity. Lifting the bruised area high above your heart will prevent blood from pooling in the bruised area and reduce swelling and discoloration.
Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen
If the bruise is especially painful, take an over the counter painkiller for comfort. Study the label for the encouraged dose. Keep away from aspirin as it is a blood-thinner and could make your bruise worse.
Exerting your muscle tissues increases the flow of blood to those muscles and accelerated blood drift isn’t what you need to be doing to a bruise. So call it a day and cool your jets, both to prevent aggravating your injury and also to provide your bruise time to properly heal. You can lay out on a couch and watch a movie, play a video game, read a book or do anything else that doesn’t require a lot of physical activity.
Realize when to consult a doctor
Bad bruises aren’t necessarily indicative of a severe medical condition, and it can be dealt with properly at home. However, keep in mind that you should consult with a qualified health practitioner if any of the following applies to you.
– Your bruise develops tremendous bumps from falls or other kinds of accidents.
– You have a high fever, or you may experience symptoms of infection on the bruise (redness, pus or other fluid drainage).
Gently rubdown the bruise and its surrounding vicinity
Try this several times a day, beginning the day after the bruising happens. This may help your body’s ordinary lymphatic system to clear it away. Understand that the strain should not be painful. If the bruise is simply too painful to touch, then avoid touching it and also prevent your clothes from irritating the bruise.
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