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Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:28 pm      Reply with quote
i hope this is still within the bounds of this forum (if not, please feel free to move it to wherever it is most appropriate!)
i was wondering if anyone has any tips on getting bruises to heal faster? i smashed into something the other day and it left a REALLY bad bruise beside my knee- the multicoloured kind Sad im the type that bruises easily and usually the bruise stays there for awhile (which would also explain why acne scars seem to take sooooo long to fade from my face Sad )
so far ive been alternating heat/ice and also my mom attacked it with some chinese herbal concoction when she saw my leg Embarassed
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Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:38 pm      Reply with quote
I crashed on a Chicago pothole, full weight on one elbow. Technicolor sight. Found out about a week later that Arnica gel helps and started putting it on. I do think the recovery was speeded up by this and if I had known about it at the begining probably would have helped to heal the humongous colorful bruise even more quickly. Recommend it.
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Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:48 pm      Reply with quote
I also have this problem of bruising easily, most of the time I don't even know how I get these bruises. I even saw a doctor for that and he prescribed Troxevasin. It is a gel, but I am not sure it is permitted in North America. Arnica gel, as previous poster said, is also helps.

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Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:14 pm      Reply with quote
Third on the arnica suggestion. I prefer a cream formula to a gel - Nelson's has a nice formulation IMO. Good luck!

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Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:13 am      Reply with quote
I bruise really easily. Sad For instance going on holiday on a plane last year, I had the window seat so was climbing over my hubby to get to the loo, go for a walk etc, each time I would sit on the centre tray which had a slight lip on it, I didn't think anything of it at the time, but two days later I must have literally had about 30 bruises all over the backs of my thighs from climbing over this tray! It was a sunbatheing holiday and I was so embarrassed, it looked like I'd been beaten up!

Anyway, I fourth Arnica gel and if you can apply a thin layer within a minute or so of hitting/bruising yourself it can also stop the bruise from coming up!
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:05 pm      Reply with quote
Helichrysum applied neat on the bruised area. Dr. Mist applied several times has also worked for me.
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:56 pm      Reply with quote
Sixth Arnica gel, also Burts Bees Res-Q Ointment works well too for brusing etc, needs to be applied several times a day though.

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Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:36 pm      Reply with quote
Yep,Arnica gel or cream or if you want to go the medical route there's Hirodoid ointment or gel.
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Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:55 pm      Reply with quote
Arnica gel, cream or pills. Many plastic surgeons recommend for post-surgical care.

I got a ton of samples at the last aesthetics trade show.

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Iíve bruised easily my entire life. For me, itís genetics because my mother and sisters are the same. Iíve never found arnica to make much of a difference with me. Recently, Iíve discovered that Vitamin K does a fantastic job! After I apply my body moisturizer after showering, I slather a thick blob on all my bruises and then rub in about five minutes later. Bruises that use to take weeks to heal, now disappear in only a few days. I use an inexpensive brand called Vita-K Solution which I get from Walgreenís for around $10.

Iíve also found that digging deeply into a bruise with pointed pressure and rubbing hard will help clear it up. I had a friend who would use the eraser end of a pencil. I just use my knuckle, but rarely do this because it hurts and it is too time consuming for the number of bruises I have.
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Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:21 pm      Reply with quote
Kara, welcome to the Forum and thank you for some fresh ideas as to what to do for bruises. Like you, I have suffered from them all my life and especially when I bump into things on the plane (I travel a lot and have a trip forthcoming, in fact about 3 of them). So thanks much, I will try your ideas.
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Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:07 pm      Reply with quote
thanks everyone for your replies!!
i found that spraying dr mist on that monster of a bruise made it go away in record time; i was shocked at how effective it was!
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Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:18 am      Reply with quote
another vote for arnica...i too bruise easily and find it helpful
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Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:52 am      Reply with quote
In Australia you can get some creams from the pharmacy that helps - lasonil cream or hirudoid cream. If it is a fresh bruise, mum used to peel a hot hard boiled egg and roll it over the bruise. Old wives' tale maybe
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Where do you get dr mist?

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Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:59 am      Reply with quote
mountaingirl wrote:
Where do you get dr mist?


http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=25317&highlight=mist
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Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:32 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for your info. I will try arnica cream tonight for my scar on my hand.
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Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:29 pm      Reply with quote
I've read that eating papaya at least three times a day on an empty stomach help speed up the healing process of bruises.
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Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:48 pm      Reply with quote
I use arnica too..(oil though)
have really stopped bruising since I have started iron supplements and also notice if I drink mre than a couple of glasses of wine will bruise more easily...so cut back on that AND noticed if I eat too much sugar will also bruise more...(typical) (why is it the fun things are always bad!) Rolling Eyes
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Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:27 am      Reply with quote
Arnica and Bach's rescue remedy. Use the remedy on your hair after highlights or coloring to help the hair energetically from the "trauma" Very Happy
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Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:57 am      Reply with quote
happyhippie wrote:
Arnica and Bach's rescue remedy. Use the remedy on your hair after highlights or coloring to help the hair energetically from the "trauma" Very Happy


cool I never thought to use it on hair!
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Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:06 am      Reply with quote
WoW! What a wealth of great ideas!
If you happen to have a BabyQ lying about, it works to speed healing too. I twisted my ankle badly last winter on a board that turned over. I applied ice and compression but I had to drive 200 miles immediately after and just knew I'd have a lot of swelling and bruising, not to mention PAIN.
As soon as I got home I put the BabyQ on it on the green setting for ~30 minutes. The pain was dramatically reduced (I don't take pain meds) and no bruising at all. Some swelling but not much. When I finally got in to see the ortho guy and get an xray, the ligament was torn but he couldn't believe there was no pain or bruising and the swelling was minimal by then. Now I used it any time I get injured and it helps with arthritis too. It helps with increasing the energy to the area as I understand it. Apparently NASA has studied it with burn injuries. Just when you think NASA isn't doing anything useful for us girls....

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Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:09 am      Reply with quote
Arnica is amazing and I have been using the pellets for YEARS. However, about 3 years ago, I started using TRAUMEEL, a tablet made by HEEL, a well known German company. It not only has arnica, but a whole other compliment of ingredients....check it out!!!
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Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:54 am      Reply with quote
I swear by arnica gel as well as the tablets. Another good find is helichrysum essential oil, AMAZING stuff for bruises and scars. Heres more info on that on a website called naturesgift

as well as selling the best essential oils I have found.
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