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    Ladies, what do you do for bruising?

    No, I'm not ashamed of my bruises showing but sometimes I get some doozies! Sometimes in some uncomfortable places and/or fairly deep bruises.

    Do you find anything helps with the pain or healing?

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    One of my kids fell down some steps when he was learning to walk. He smacked his forehead on a railing and had a big goose egg pop up. My wife smeared some egg white on it and there was no bruise the next day.

    Don't know if this works on everything or what. Me, I just leave them alone and let them heal naturally.

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    An ice bath. Not the most fun thing but it helps with the deep bruising.

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    Arnica gel is great to have on hand for bruises/soreness/strains. Sold at most drugstores, co-ops, etc.

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    Yes, arnica gel or cream is great. My Dr also advised ace-wrapping & icing within an hour of impact if possible to prevent bruising, so I keep ace wrap in the car & use the ice pack from my cooler bag to ice/wrap before I even get home.

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    This will sound dumb but... I've found if I can keep moving for a while after impact, it seems to reduce bruising a bit. Like if I've taken a digger well out from the truck.

    Then again I don't think anything would have helped the giant hematoma I once got on my hip, so... YMMV.
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    Ice 24-48 hours, Arnica oil, then heat, epson salt baths. Compression helps too. I try to lay low for 24 hours of it is a super bad bruise so I donít cause it to get worse with a high heart rate.

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    I've had the experience of being able to use a liniment made from freshly gathered arnica. The results were amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    I've had the experience of being able to use a liniment made from freshly gathered arnica. The results were amazing.
    Sounds lovely! What was it mixed with? Did it work with older bruising?

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    I too have been an easy bruiser. I have note a couple of things that can make it more pronounced. You may have already thought of these things, but maybe not
    - hormones- right before my cycle I bruise more easily.
    - NSAIDs- regular use of aleve or the like
    - steroidal anti-inflammatories (which could also be in your inhaler)

    A combination of these things could give you a double whammy affect.

    Vitamin K is supposed to be helpful in clotting. Some creams have it, but it is in green leafy foods like spinach.
    Last edited by streem26; 09-18-2019 at 03:57 AM.

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