(Closed) Help! Bruises!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yikes! I hope you’re feeling better. I think they will fade, but if not, try a tattoo concealer.  There’s one at Sephora by Kat Von D that comes highly recommended.

Post # 4
275 posts
Helper bee

Arnica! Google it, you’ll love it. You can find it at a health foods store.

Post # 6
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

They will probably fade in 12 days.  Arnica gel, which you can get at a health food store/Whole Foods, is supposed to help bruises heal faster.  I use it, and am not sure how effective it is, but couldn’t hurt! 

Post # 8
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Also- long hot baths with a few tblspoons of epsom salt seems to help my pole dancing bruises heal quicker…. 

Post # 9
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh yes, I have heard Arnica works well.

Post # 10
46256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A bruise (also known as a contusion) usually last about 2 weeks. You can determine the age of a bruise by the color of it. It usually is:
day 1-5 the bruise appears black or blue
day 5-10 the bruise is lighter and more or less green or dark yellow
day 10-14 the bruise turns yellow and then fades completely

Post # 11
1431 posts
Bumble bee

I got a massive bruise 2 weks before my wedding also. Like the worst I’ve ever had in my life. It was on my leg so my wedding dress hid it, sorta showed with my rehearsal dinner dress but was bummed about it showing on my honeymoon in bathinguits. I tried Arnica because I researched like crazy to speed healing too. I don’t think it worked. 14 days later on my wedding it was still there. It was gone by mid- honeymood. Look for good make up to cover it!

Post # 12
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

they should fade away, I always get terrible bruises after having blood drawn and iv’s but they always go away within about a week so you should definietly be in the clear. If not I generally use an under eye concealer because it does well at covering the purple colors, it has always worked for me and I get bruises a lot because of a connective tissue disorder. Good luck

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