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I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?
Arnica: You might be referring to the capsule preparation of the homeopathic remedy arnica montana, called sinecch. This has arnica in different potencies to be used the day before, the day of, and a few days after surgery. It's usually not necessary to use it longer than that. http://www.alpinepharm.com/ it's also not the only homeopathic remedy which might be needed after trauma such as surgery. ...Read more
Arnica tea: Arnica montana is a composite flower found in mountainous meadows. It was previously used as a tea or tincture, but it's no longer used in full strength internally because of potential toxicity. Homeopathically it's safe, and can be used for trauma with bruising ; swelling. The german commission e approved it for topical use -- it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effects. ...Read more
Arnica: Arnica gel has been used for centuries as a pain killer & topical anti-inflammatory, & to heal wounds several studies have found that arnica gel is no better than a placebo at pain relief. However, other studies have found that it decreased pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis, primarily due to its anti-inflammatory effect. That said, if there is no inflammation, arnica would not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is arnica ointment good for fast removal of a small hickey, they are small but need to be gone by tomorrow.?
Hickey = bruise: A hickey, big or small, is a bruise, which is blood that came out of the blood vessels and is now stuck inside the skin. With the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away. Without the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away just as quickly. However, the arnica will also lighten up one's wallet. ...Read more
Arnica: If this is local muscle inflammation, arnica cream can be applied topically. It is safe, but should not be applied to broken skin or open wounds. More generalized muscle inflammation needs constitutional homeopathic treatment -- and arnica may or may not be the indicated remedy. In that case the best idea would be collaborative care between conventional physician and skilled homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer