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8 Ways to Heal a Bruise: Unless you encase yourself in bubble wrap, you’ll never be bruise-proof. But you can le...

8 Ways to Heal a Bruise: Unless you encase yourself in bubble wrap, you’ll never be bruise-proof. But you can le...

Unless you encase yourself in bubble wrap, you’ll never be bruise-proof. But you can lessen the likelihood of a small bruise turning into a large one and help the black-and-blue fade quickly. Here’s how. By The Editors, Prevention 1. Ice it. If the skin isn’t broken, put ice on any injury that might bruise, advises Monica Halem, M.D. “Ice constricts the blood vessels and prevents more blood from seeping into the skin,” she says. A cold pack also minimizes the swelling, numbs the area, and reduces pain. Wrap the ice pack in a thin cloth to protect your skin, put it on the bruise as quickly as possible, and keep it there for 15 minutes. If you suspect the bump will blossom into a severe bruise, continue this ice treatment every couple of hours for the first 24 hours. Allow your skin to warm naturally and don’t apply heat between ice packs. Get more amazing and effective natu...

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