Bruising (bruising) is caused by a soft tissue injury that ruptures the blood vessels under the skin. Subcutaneous hemorrhage is the cause of swelling, pain and discoloration of the bruised area. The bruise naturally disappears in a few weeks. This time can be significantly reduced.
Ice If ice is applied immediately after a bruise, the cold will constrict blood vessels, thereby reducing subcutaneous hemorrhage. Plus, ice will relieve pain. Do not apply a piece of ice directly to the skin, as this can lead to frostbite. Ice must be placed in a plastic bag before the procedure, and the bag must be wrapped with a towel in several layers. Applying ice at one time is not enough. It is necessary to apply a piece of ice wrapped in a cloth to the injury site at least 3-4 times. The technology is as follows: apply ice for 10-15 minutes, then remove, wait 2 hours (at this time, you can use other "anti-blue" means), then cool the bruise with ice again.
Bandage The injured part of the body can be tightly bandaged with an elastic bandage immediately after the impact. This technique will compress the ruptured vessels and prevent large amounts of blood from flowing out of them under the skin.
Warmth One day after the injury, you can begin to warm the bruise. Three times a day, you need to apply a heating pad to the bruise for 20 minutes. This will allow the hematoma to dissolve faster.
Remedies for bruises Today in the pharmacy you can find a huge amount of remedies for bruises. These include creams and gels with active substances: bodyagi, vitamin K, heparin, rutin (vitamin P). Perfectly relieve puffiness of ointments based on the arnica plant.