1. What can cause bruises?
Causes of bruises are: (1) minor injury, (2) ankle sprain, (3) brain injury, (4) muscle strain, (5) blood thinning medicines and
2. Is there any treatment for bruises?
Bruises can be treated with: (1) ice pack to reduce swelling, (2) taking proper rest, (3) over the counter pain reliever and (4) raising bruise affected body part above the heart level to prevent accumulation of blood.
3. How long will I need treatment for the bruises?
Treatment for bruises varies depending up the extent of bruising and the cause behind it. It generally goes away on its own in one or two weeks.
4. Should I eat any special diet to get rid of the bruises?
Diet that can speed up the healing of bruises or prevent bruises by strengthening the blood vessels must include the following: red onion, blueberries, cherries, leafy green vegetables, lean meat, fish, eggs, vitamin K, Zinc rich enriched food, etc.
5. Do I need to be hospitalized to treat bruises?
A person may need to be hospitalised if any serious underlying medical condition causes bruising without any external injury or if the bruising is associated with extreme pain.