Bruises are a common skin injury that occurs to everyone in their life. It can lead to the discoloration of the skin. Bruises are mostly caused from falling down or the skin rubbing against a rough surface or the skin getting bruised due to hitting or banging into things.
Usually the bruises stay for a period of 10-12 days and then slowly fade away. However there are a lot of ways by which the bruises can heal naturally and here are some of them:
Vitamin K: This vitamin is known to be one of the best ways of healing the bruises. You can consume vitamin K tablets or use a Vitamin K cream as it allows bruises to heal faster. However, it is recommended that you consult a doctor before consuming such tablets.
Vitamin C: Another way of smoothly tackling bruising is by the regular intake of vitamin C. With the regular consumption of this vitamin, the walls of the blood vessels are thickened, thereby preventing bruising. Again, with the intake of vitamin C the internal hemorrhage as well as the skin problems can be dealt with to a great extent.
Raising: Another way of taking care of the bruised area of the body is by raising the injured area of the hand or leg above the level of the head. The individuals have to lie down and raise that area of the body so that the blood flows away from that affected body part.
Hot and cold therapy: Most of us are unaware of the beneficial effects of hot and cold therapy. The moment one gets hurt by banging into something or by falling down, ice should be applied to the bruised part of the body for a period of around 10 minutes. After sometime warm towel should be applied to the bruised part of the body and kept for a period of about 5-10 minutes. Now, the cold and the hot therapy can be carried on alternatively for a few more minutes so that normal blood circulation resumes to the affected area and the bruised area is minimized to a great extent.