Smorgasbord Health Column – Family Health – Bruises and when to check them out by Sally Cronin

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Bruises – and things to look out for..

There will not be many of us who have not knocked some part of our body and seen a bruise appear the next hour or so.

When we bang into something harder than the skin’s surface we damage the very small blood vessels. This causes a discolouration of the skin in varying shades of blue and green and sometimes purple along with a tenderness to the touch. Usually both the pain and the bruise disappear after a few days as the blood vessels repair beneath the skin. As they heal the colour will change to red.. green and yellow as the blood is absorbed back into the body.

Home Remedies for Bruises

For these occasional bangs and wallops that result in bruises there is little reason for concern and the discomfort can be eased with the application of something that is always in my medicine cabinet.

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