Health Tip: Care For Your Bruise12/15/10
(HealthDay News) -- A bruise forms when a ruptured blood vessel
causes blood to pool below the skin.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to help heal
- Apply an ice pack to the area for no more than 15 minutes per
- Elevate the area that's bruised so it's higher than the
- Don't exercise the area of the body that's bruised, so affected
muscles have a chance to rest.
- Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to help alleviate pain.
- Never try to drain the pooled blood by using a needle.
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