Looking for a Bruise Therapy?
Let’s face it, injuries and bruises are quite common from many causes. Treating the pain, reducing inflammation and speeding the heeling by eliminating the discoloration are the keys to a successful treatment. Our tips below can help!
What Causes a Bruise?
When small blood vessels under the surface of the skin tear or rupture, bruises (also known as contusions) develop. The black-and-blue color is caused by blood from damaged blood vessels deep beneath the skin that collects near the surface. Bruises usually heal within 2 to 4 weeks.
Bruise Healing Tips:
If your bruise does not require an evaluation by a health professional, you may be able to use home treatment to help relieve pain, swelling, discoloration and stiffness. A good first step is to follow the R.I.C.E. principle: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Also don't forget to apply natural source bruise fighting ingredients: Arnica, Witch Hazel and Menthol. All these ingredients are found in Zax’s Original Bruise Cream.
Did you know that WebMD® recommends Arnica and Witch Hazel as natural ingredients for home treatment of bruises? For more information on how the ingredients of Arnica, Witch Hazel and Menthol work click here.
When to check with a Doctor?
Check with your Doctor if a bruise is very painful or if its lasts longer than 4 weeks, signs of infection develop, symptoms become more severe or frequent, or if new symptoms develop.