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What can I use for bruising if I don't have a doctor?

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Dr. Jeremy Man
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In brief: Bromelin and arnica

Use ice at the start when the bruise is forming to decrease how large the bruise gets.
Once the bruise is already there, then herbal supplementation with either bromelin (found in pineapples or pills) or arnica (pill or cream) have been shown to help the bruise to go down faster. Both bromelin and arnica are available in health food stores.

In brief: Bromelin and arnica

Use ice at the start when the bruise is forming to decrease how large the bruise gets.
Once the bruise is already there, then herbal supplementation with either bromelin (found in pineapples or pills) or arnica (pill or cream) have been shown to help the bruise to go down faster. Both bromelin and arnica are available in health food stores.
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