Bruising depends on the age or skin sensitivity of each individual. Elderly or those with bright skin are because their blood vessels are more fragile and their skin is more sensitive to bumps and scratches.
Symptoms of a “typical” bruise are: pain in the area (especially at touch) and inflammation. These are not serious if they are very low or if they heal over time. But if you experience symptoms such as nausea or dizziness, see a doctor immediately. Trauma, head or eye injuries should be treated immediately.
1. Right after the hit, apply a cold or ice compress to the affected area. You can, for example, use a frozen pea bag.
2. Soak a piece of cotton wool in cold vinegar and apply it on bruising, pressing gently (not too hard, because it can be painful).
3. Crush a few fresh almond leaves and add some water to form a paste – this can prevent bruising. Apply it on the affected area and let it act for 10 minutes.
4. As soon as you hit, apply a cold piece of red meat on the affected area to relieve pain and reduce the likelihood of bruising.
5. Prepare a paste made of chopped parsley and some butter. Lubricate the affected area with this mixture.
6. Apply an arnica compress on the bruise. All you have to do is boil a handful of arnica leaves for 15 minutes. Moisten a piece of sterile gauze in this infusion and apply it on the bruise.
7. Clean and grate some apples, and then apply them directly to the skin, wrap it with a piece of gauze or a plastic foil. This is one of the best quick remedies for bruising.
8. Cut an onion in slices, apply it on the bruise and wrap it in a piece of gauze. Apply this compress to the bruise and let it work for a few hours.
9. Add 20 grams of marigold flowers in half a liter of water, boil it all for a few minutes, and then let the infusion to stand for 15 minutes. Moisten a piece of gauze in this infusion, and then apply it on the bruise as a compress.
10. Prepare an infusion of 25 g of hamamelis leaves and half a liter of water, boil it all for 15 minutes and let the infusion cool down. Soak a piece of gauze in this solution and apply it to the bruise, letting it to cool down on the skin.
11. Put 3 spoons of salt on a cotton cloth, fold it well and soften it in a hot water pot. Apply this compress to the affected area after 8 hours since the hit.
12. Mix lemon juice with a spoonful of salt. Soak a cloth in this mixture and massage the bruised area for a few minutes.