How to treat a bruise

Bruises – the bluish or purple-colored patches that often appear on the skin – can cause some worry, especially since they are more prevalent in the elderly, due to their thinner skin and fragile tissue that lies underneath the skin. There are plenty of different methods suggested for treating such bruises. 

Cold compress or ice pack

Limiting the bleeding under the skin is essential for treating bruises. To make an ice pack, place some ice cubes or a bag of frozen vegetables in a plastic bag surrounded by a tea towel. Apply this to the relevant area for at least 10 minutes. This should help counter-act some of the swelling and tenderness that can accompany bruising. 

Bruise cream 

Using a natural bruise relief cream can provide the cooling effect of a cold compress with a natural remedy. Containing a natural compound that reduces inflammation and swelling, the Natural Bruise Relief cream is an excellent choice. For just £39.99 you can purchase a tub that will help you treat bruising at home. 

Seeking medical help 

If the bruise remains after a fortnight, you should seek advice from your GP. You should visit the doctors if you get a large number of bruises, or bruise easily.  The Natural Relief range of cream treatments for many commonly occurring ailments from arthritis to eczema, bruises and sports injuries. The subtle infusion of CBD within this Natural Relief range, provides a perfect organic solution for ailment relief.