Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Bruises


Contusions, a.k.a. bruises are familiar signs of injuries to soft tissue. The damage generally occurs beneath unbroken skin, and is seen through skin tissue, which is translucent. At first, a bruise appears as a tender bump on the skin that is red or purplish in color. After a few days, the area turns black and blue and about a week later, it often looks yellow or greenish before it fades to light brown and then disappears. Most bruises heal in about two weeks without treatment. Bruising easily, or even spontaneously without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention.


Apply essential oil  Popularity: 84  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Apply ice pack  Popularity: 79  Effectiveness: 4.4  
Apply vinegar  Popularity: 64  Effectiveness: 2.6  
Apply warm compress  Popularity: 45  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Rest and apply ice & elevation  Popularity: 23  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Apply vitamin K cream  Popularity: 13  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Apply comfrey  Popularity: 8  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Apply chamomile compress  Popularity: 8  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Apply arnica gel  Popularity: 5  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Apply St. John's wort oil  Popularity: 4  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Apply comfrey compress  Popularity: 1  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Apply chamomile and lavender compress  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Take bromelain supplement  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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