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Top 8 Natural Remedies for Homeopathic Treatment for Bruises 

Bruises refers to black or blue discolouration on the skin from an injury (like a fall or bump against something) that causes damage to small blood vessels in the skin. The blood that leaks from damaged blood vessels deposits near the skin’s surface causing blue, black spots. Bruise is also known as contusion and ecchymosis. When bleeding from ruptured blood vessels collects beneath the skin it is referred to as ecchymosis or subcutaneous bruise. If the bruise arises in underlying muscles then it is called  Intramuscular bruises. Bruises can be internal too that occur in deep tissues, organs and bones. Homeopathic treatment for bruises aids the healing of the ruptured vessels, reduce discoloration and manage pain, soreness and tenderness in these cases.Homeopathic treatment for bruises

Causes 

Bruises mostly appear from an injury; mainly blunt trauma like bumping by mistake against something (like a door, bed) or from a blow, fall or something hitting you. It can also arise in people who do intense exercise, or from sport injuries., car accidents, hypodermic needle injection and blood drawing. 

Next it can occur if a person has low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) or some bleeding disorder. 

First among these bleeding disorders is Von Willebrand disease. It is a bleeding disorder in which a person has a low level of a protein called Von Willebrand factor which helps in blood clotting. Due to deficiency of this factor the blood doesn’t clot well. In most cases a person having it is born with this due to an inherited abnormal gene which controls Von Willebrand factor. 

Next bleeding disorder is hemophilia. It is a rare inherited genetic disorder in which a person has a deficiency of blood clotting factors and a result the blood doesn’t clot normally. Persons with this tend to bleed for a longer time after an injury as compared to non affected persons. The sufferer also is prone to easy bruising and is at risk of bleeding inside joints (like knees, elbows, ankles) or brain that can be life threatening. 

Another bleeding disorder is Christmas disease. It is a genetic disorder in which the  body of the sufferer either has decreased levels of factor IX that helps in blood clotting or complete absence of it. It causes impairment in blood clotting. Prolonged bleeding from cuts, or after surgery , unexplained  bruising, blood in the urine or stool, bleeding in joints are some of its signs.

Other than these deficiency of clotting factors II, V, VII and X (that helps in blood clotting) can lead to bruising. 

Other reasons are leukaemia (blood cancer in which WBC’s I.e. white blood cells in the bone marrow goes on multiplying out of control), ankle sprain, muscle sprain, deep vein thrombosis. Some medicines that make the blood thin like aspirin also can lead to bruises. Deficiency of nutrients including vitamin C, B12 and folate are also linked with frequent bruisings. Some people are naturally prone to get bruises easily. Females are more at risk for bruises as compared to males. Bruises also tend to be more common in elderly people because with age skin gets thin and the tissue that supports the blood vessels also become thin and prone to break easily and capillaries under skin get vulnerable to rupture.

Symptoms 

Initially, skin discolouration appears in case of a bruise. The colour depends upon if it is fresh or if it is under the healing process. Firstly, it is reddish and then it turns bluish, purplish or blackish in some hours. Following it the bruise becomes yellow, green or yellowish brown after a few days. Initially it is red because the blood seeped out is fresh and rich in oxygen. Later its colour changes because pooled blood starts to lose its oxygen and eventually from the by-product compounds that appear from breaking of haemoglobin. 

The bruise can be painful and tender to touch. Small bruises are not dangerous and tend to heal easily in a few days. But sometimes bruises can be serious. In some cases bruises can be present in case of fracture needing urgent attention. Sometimes bruises may be indicative of severe internal bleeding that also need urgent medical help. Blackish bruises on the leg may sometimes point towards DVT that can be life threatening. In DVT a blood clot forms in a deep vein usually in the vein of lower legs causing swelling, pain, redness and heat. This clot carries a chance to get detached and travel through blood circulation to the lungs which can be life threatening if not immediately attended.

Excessive swelling around the bruise, numbness of arms / legs, where fracture of bone is suspected, when it occurs without any reason, when they are recurring without any reason, when they don’t heal in a  few weeks (around 2 weeks), when they keep growing, when they appear on abdomen, back or face, if a lump (hematoma) form over the bruise and when attended with vision impairment or bleeding from nose or gums or with blood in urine / stool are some of the signs that can be indicative of serious conditions needing immediate medical help.

Homeopathic Treatment for Bruises 

Homeopathy offers a very effective treatment for cases of bruises.  These medicines can be used independently in mild to moderate cases. But in case of severe cases these should be used along with conventional mode of treatment as a supportive help. Before using any of the homeopathic medicine a case analysis to rule out the reason behind the bruises is a must. In case signs indicate a serious issue one must immediately take help from conventional mode of treatment.  

  1. Arnica Top Grade Medicine for Bruises

Arnica tops the list of homeopathic medicine to treat cases of bruises. This medicine is prepared from a plant named Arnica Montana commonly known as Leopard’s – bane or fallkraut. This plant belongs to family compositae. This medicine is well indicated for bruises that occur from injury like a blow, a hit with a hard object, a fall, from blunt objects. In cases needing it red, bluish, blackish, yellowish or yellow green spots appear on the skin from bruises. It is also indicated for people who are prone to get bruises from every little injury. It works well in both recent cases of bruises as well as long standing cases. It is one of the best medicines for cases of black eye (bruising around the eye due to an injury of head or face.)

  1. Ledum Pal – When Discolouration on Skin Remains for Long Time

This medicine is prepared from plant Ledum Palustre having the common name wild rosemary and marsh cistus. This plant belongs to family ericaceae. Its use is recommended when discolouration on skin persists for a long time in case of bruises. In such cases the initial pain and inflammation is subsided and only discolouration is continuing for long. In cases needing it there are green coloured spots on skin which were previously black and blue. It is indicated where ecchymosis follows an injury or an injection use. Like Arnica it is also a beneficial medicine for bruised eyes from a blow. 

  1. Hamamelis – To Manage Pain and Soreness

Homeopathic medicine Hamamelis is prepared from fresh bark of twigs and root of a plant Hamamelis virginica or Hamamelis Dioica commonly known by the name of witch – hazel. This plant belongs to the family hamamelidaceae. It is a very helpful medicine for relieving pain and soreness in contusions. People needing it have a tendency to get bruises easily. They may also have a bleeding tendency with this. Bleeding from gums, nose, rectum can be majorly present among them. 

  1. Lachesis – For Purple, Black, Blue Spots

This medicine is well indicated for purple, black and blue spots in these cases. They can appear on any of the body parts for using it. Persons who require it tend to get bruises on skin from least touch or pressure. 

  1. Sulphuric Acid – For Bruises in Elderly People

Sulphuric Acid is a prominent medicine for treating bruises mainly in elderly people. Black and bluish spots on the skin appear in them. Other than this it is also valuable medicine to treat red spots on skin from bruises. Injuries, contusions from blunt instruments, from falling, knocking against something are well treated with this medicine.

  1. Phosphorus – For Red Spots on Skin

This medicine is useful for red spots on skin in bruises. Bleeding tendencies can be present in cases where it is required. Bleeding from the nose, gums, and blood in urine or stool can be present. There may also be excessive bleeding from wounds even if they are small in such cases.

  1. Bellis Perennis – When Bruise is Sensitive to Touch

Homeopathic medicine Bellis Perennis is prepared from a plant known as The Daisy. The family of this plant is compositae. This medicine is of great help in cases where bruises are very sensitive to touch. It is also attended with swelling. 

  1. Symphytum – For Bruise Around Eye (Black Eye)

It is a natural medicine prepared from plant Symphytum officinale also known as boneset and comfrey. It belongs to the family boraginaceae. It is a major medicine for cases of bruising around the eye from blunt object injury or from a blow, thrust or knock to the eye. It can be taken along with conventional treatment in such cases to manage the pain and soreness.

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