Arlington Heights, IL
A 41-year-old female asked:
I have a bruise that is black hard and warm can i do anything besides ice to speed the healing process?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Stop the ice.: Ice is ok for the first day or so, but after that time and gravity will help your body heal and absorb the blood that makes up your bruise. Arnica montana (avalable at health food stores) is homeopathic med that can enhance bruise resorption. Avoid ultraviolet to the damaged tissues to avoid pigmentation issues. If there's a collection of blood (hematoma), drainage by md will speed the recovery.
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Last updated Apr 15, 2019
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