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What is Bruises ?

Home Remedies for bruiseWhen skin becomes discolored due to a common skin injury, we refer to it as a bruise. When we bump ourselves against a hard surface, (or when something bumps into us) the pressure of tissues against bone bursts tiny blood vessels under the skin. These damaged vessels leak blood into the surrounding tissue, collecting near the surface of the skin – giving the appearance of a black or blue mark. As bruises go through the process of healing they often turn colors, including purplish black, reddish blue or yellowish green (this is due to hemoglobin – an iron-containing substance that carries oxygen in the blood).

Bruises Tips :

  1. Elevate the bruised area above the level of your heart (if the bruise is on your shin, lie down on a couch or bed and prop up your leg) – through circulation against gravity, this slows the flow of red blood cells to the bruise.
  2. Avoid aspirin. Aspirin slows the blood from clotting and may, in fact, prolong the bleeding under the skin.
  3. After 48 hours, heat a warm washcloth and apply it to the bruise for 10 minutes or so 2 or 3 times a day to increase blood flow to the bruised area allowing the skin to reabsorb the blood more quickly.

Bruises Home Remedies :

  1. Ice pack: Apply something cold to the area when you first get a bruise – this helps reduce its size by slowing down the blood that’s flowing to the area, which decreases the amount of blood that ends up leaking into the tissues (Ice in a bag or frozen peas do the trick!).
  2. Vitamin C: Take Vitamin C to prevent bruising by thickening the walls of blood vessels.
  3. Arnica: Experts say the popular muscle soreness remedy Arnica is also your best bet for minimizing bruises and healing them fast.
  4. Onion: Raw onions are also a widely accepted home remedy for bruises. Just apply it on the spot with bruise. However, this home remedy should not be used in cases where there is a cut in the skin.
  5. Cabbage: It is medically proven to have anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it can be applied to the bruised part of the body to help alleviate the bruising.

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