I have a huge bruise on my leg that needs to go ASAP!! Help!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve heard, as much as it hurts, to massage it often. It is supposed to help break up the blood that’s causing the bruise, as well as encourage circulation to the area to help repair the body faster.

2 weeks should be ok to help fade it out, or at least enough to a greenish/yellow that some make-up can be a last-ditch effort. I know mine stick around for a long time, so I hope other bees have fabulous tips!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve heard Arnica works wonder, but haven’t used it myself.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

if you just got the bruise ice it down to reduce swelling and inflammation of the capillaries (broken capillaries are the bruise). After 48 hours, apply a warm compress 3-4 a day which will help speed up the healing of the capillaries and help the bruide dissapear faster and elevate your leg when you can.

In the meantime, use a concealer on the spot that is designed to conceal dark under eye circles. It will have the right coloring to combat the bluish tones of the bruise

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you take a comb and brush it out, I think that’s supposed to break up the blood cells? Maybe ice it?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

After the initial swelling (24 hrs) apply heat to the area to get it to heal faster (heating pad, warm compress, etc).  You want to increase circulation to the area to help the blood absorb back into the muscle tissue.  Also, gently massaging the area helps.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Bleaching cream. My mother is very dark and uses bleaching cream for her upper lip and when I was in high school I was a softball catcher and played year round. I was constantly covered with bruises and in the summer I just used to rub some on and the bruising used to go away.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@PinkPinstripes: haha isn’t that how you get rid of hickies?

Ahh honey I hope it fades in time!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: haha I think so! Right? Hickies are technically bruises…? Clearly I belong nowhere near a medical profession 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@PinkPinstripes: Haha, I was going to ask the same, but I didn’t want people to know I knew that trick. Lol. And a cold spoon, right? Haha.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ice, then heat, then massage the area.  Light pressure – you don’t want to create more bruising.  Stop taking any meds or vitamins that cause bruising (no advil, aspririn, vitamin K, fish oil, etc).  Use Concealer makeup. I’ve heard rubbing vinegar or witch hazel on the area can help…little stinky, but worth a try.  Oh, and take lots of vitamin C – it helps prevent further bruising.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m glad you asked this, my wedding is far away still, but I am in a wedding in October and I am the clumsiest person ever. I am always bumping into stuff. I usually have at least one bruise on my arm at all times. Lame. So thanks for the tips everyone! sorry I dont have any of my own :

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

arnica gel. it works. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Arnica works…I have used it for derby bruises many of times and it helped A LOT

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Get a concealer with a yellow tint to it (Physician’s Formula makes one) because the yellow will counteract the blue of the bruise. Drink plenty of water to regulate your system and help your healing process along.

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