You hit yourself by accident and now you have a bruise. You can remove the purple marking if you use some of the tricks we are about to present in this article.
If you apply cold coating onto the affected area, the bruise can be prevented. But if the purple marking has already occurred, you need to gently massage the affected are while applying warm coating. This coating will heat the area, which leads to resorption of the already established bruise.
The second day, massage the bruised area, using any kind of cream or gel against bruises and hematomas, on every two hours. Do this only in case there is not wound. Use cabbage leaf, cut into several places, as a coating. This coating has the ability to soothe pain and swelling.
A piece of fresh pineapple can also have soothing effects when it comes to treating bruises due to its liquids which accelerate the healing. If you do not have pineapple at the moment, you can use potato as a substitute. Boil one potato, peel it, mash it and mix it with little bit of honey and water. Apply the resulting mixture onto the affected area.
You can also use regular vinegar in order to treat the bruise. Soak a cotton swab in some vinegar and apply it directly onto the bruise several times a day.
It is very important to follow the bruise’s color changing. At the very beginning, the hit area has intensive red color, which turns into purple, then blue, then yellow-greenish and finally it turns yellow. After the yellow phase, the bruise will be gone completely. If the bruise does not change its color, and stays dark, it is a sign of infection. In this situation you must certainly visit your doctor.