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Treatment for bruises

 
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I am taking a daily clexane injection, which is to thin my blood, but also has the side effect of causing bruises easily; I also have to take another, intramuscular injection, which is causing me bruising! I'll be taking these two for the next three or four weeks, but every day the IM injection is getting more and more painful because of the bruises. Does anyone have a good remedy for healing bruises more quickly? I'm rotating the IM injection through both thighs and both hips, but those four days are not enough time for the previous bruise to heal.

As far as my general health is concerned, I'm quite healthy, and in my 30s. Under usual circumstances, I generally heal from injuries and bruises easily and quickly.

Any input appreciated!
 
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Hum, I don't know of anything that would heal in under four days, but there are things that will help.....
Disclaimer: You should first do some research on how the essential oils I mention below may interact with your meds, or ask your doctor.


When younger my mom would use a topical treatment of Vit-C water on the bruised area to speed healing.

If I would doing it now I would add MSM and essential oils to a liquid in a recipe like this -
1 cup aloe-vera juice,
1 Tablespoon MSM,
1 teaspoon V-C (you may want to start with 1/2 t as it is acidic and can/will burn the skin if the concentration is too high for your skins tolerance). I use MSM & V-C crystals.
And Cypress and Lavender essential oils 4 drops ea. to constrict blood vessels, and Helichrysum and Chamomile to speed healing of hemorrhages. If this mix bothers your skin add more aloe vera 1/2 cup at a time until it doesn't. Your skin maybe extra sensitive due to the meds your taking, but as soon as you start to tolerate it decrease the AV so your getting a potent mix.

Gently warm this mix to dissolve the crystals (I place my mixes near an electric heater) and shake or stir vigorously to blend, because the oils want to stay on top. Allow the mix to sit at room temp as you do not want to apply anything warm to the area at injection time. Before you inject apply a cold compress to the area, right after injecting apply this cooled liquid in a wide pattern. After 4 or so hours - apply heat and movement exercises of those muscle areas to speed circulation which cleans out miss-place blood.

Repeat, applying the liquid a few times between injections. You can keep a mix warm and apply 4+ hours after and 1 hour before the next injection time. Another batch of this mix cool in the fridge for applying during injection time.

Also, there has been positive research on temperature shock speeding healing. So warm up the area(s) like after exercise and then apply the coldest water you've got in a shower or a large ice pack, after 15 minutes add heat again. Repeat this 'shock' of the cells in your injection areas a few times each day.

All the best, I hope this helps speed your healing.




 
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Thanks Jami; I've been trying the temperature shock method you suggested, as I don't want to cause any unwanted interaction with essential oils. Though I still have past bruising, the last four injections have not left new bruises. I'm thrilled! Now to just get through the next couple of weeks
 
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Helichrysum italicum is almost magical in its healing abilities. The good stuff is EXPENSIVE but worth it.
 
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Have you tried Arnica (topically, only take internally in homeopathic doses)?
 
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I'm so glad your doing better that's wonderful.

Don't be afraid to try a little V-C water it is found in many foods you are already eating. And it will help those old bruises.
You can easily pick up these products at your local health food store or section in a grocery store.
 
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