How To Get Rid Of Bruises


What Is A Bruise?

When we take a blow to the skin blood vessels near your skins surface are broken allowing blood to leak into the surrounding tissue – This trapped blood causes a bruise.





  • Unless the skin is broken you do not need to cover the bruise
  • If possible elevate the injured area
  • Apply ice wrapped in a cloth or an ice pack for around ten minutes a few times a day for a couple of days to help reduce swelling
  • You may use Ibuprofin (Advil) to relieve pain and reduce the swelling


Talk To Your Doctor If You:

  • Notice the bruised area becoming swollen and painful
  • Are still in pain three days after the injury
  • Are experiencing large painful bruises which seem to just appear
  • Have a tendency to bruise easily and have a history of significant bleeding
  • Notice that the bruise has a lump forming over it
  • Have a family history of problematic bleeding or bruising