Sufficient trauma to the skin causes a bruise in anyone as blood leaks out of the capillary walls underneath the skin. As soon as possible after injury, apply a cold compress and reapply for most of the next 12 hours. Cold constricts the blood vessels allowing less blood flow to the area. Bruising easily can mean a deficiency of vitamin C and the bioflavonoids which are necessary for strong capillary walls. Sudden bruising may indicate a defective clotting system and should be checked by a physician.

For sprains, apply ice immediately. The homeopathic remedy, arnica, is helpful. Topically apply DMSO and/or tincture of arnica, bandage, and alternate heat and cold for the next 24 hours. Comfrey helps mend broken bones. Consult a physician to make sure the bone is properly set. Homeopathic remedies listed below can help pain, swelling, and the healing process. If there is a cut in the skin, disinfect with hydrogen peroxide. Goldenseal powder can be mixed to a paste with water and placed on cut. Cover with bandage. Vitamin E applied topically after wound has closed will help prevent scarring.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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