In case you slip and fall..

From our friends at Immediate Care at Airport Plaza in Hazlet:image001

Treating a Bruise at Home

  1. Reduce Bruising and Swelling
  • Ice the area on and off for the first 24-48 hours.
  • Apply ice for about 15 minutes at a time, and always put something like a towel or wash cloth between the ice and your skin.
  • Rest the affected area.
  • If possible, elevate the affected area.
  • Treat Symptoms
  1. When to Call a Doctor
  • If bruiseis accompanied by extreme pain, swelling or redness
  • If the person is taking a blood-thinning medication
  • If bruisesappear on skin for no apparent reason
  • The bruise in on the face or head
  • You can’t move a joint
  • You may have a broken bone
  1. Follow Up
  • Two days after a bruise develops, apply a heat pack or wash cloth soaked in warm water to the area several times a day to promote healing.
  • Pain and tenderness should get better within a few days and the bruise should go away within a couple of weeks
Posted: January 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on In case you slip and fall..

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