Thursday, September 12, 2019

Home Remedies for Bruises

If your kids are prone to falls on the playground try these home remedies to help speed up the healing process.  Bruises occur when a fall or bump to the body causes small blood vessels under the skin to burst leading blood to collect under the skin.

Ice - helps reduce the swelling and constrict blood vessels allowing less blood to seep into surrounding tissue.  Apply ice wrapped in a towel to the bruise as soon as possible and leave it on for at least 15 minutes.  Repeat every hour for the first day. 

Warm Compress - After the first day treat the bruise with a warm compress to encourage blood flow.  Soak a warm washcloth in warm water and apply it to to the bruise for 10 minutes.  Repeat a few times a day until the bruise goes away.

Apple Cider Vinegar - is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help heal a bruise quickly.  Apply it with a soft cloth. 

Parsley Leaves -  Parsley reduces inflammation and pain. Additionally, it also helps get rid of the bruising. After you’ve washed a handful of parsley leaves, blend them in a mixer. Apply this paste over the bruised area and secure with a bandage. After 10 minutes, rinse with warm water. Repeat this method at regular intervals.

Papaya -  contains bromelain, an enzyme, which helps heal damaged blood vessels. Cut a thin slice of a papaya and directly place it over the bruise. After an hour, rinse with warm water. You can repeat this method multiple times a day.

Visit a Doctor
  • If the bruise lasts more than 2 weeks.
  • If the bruise worsens. 

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