Treat Bruises On The Face Due To Being Hit?
my friend’s face was bruised from being hit. do bruises on the face heal longer than bruises on other parts of the body? if the bruise is swollen on the face, how long is the estimated recovery time? And if the bruise makes it painful to open your mouth, what are some recommended foods to enjoy during the recovery process for a bruise on your face?
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Bruises are formed from blood leaking from blood vessels damaged by an injury or impact. This blood collects in the space between the muscles and the skin and looks bluish or greenish in color from the outside. This is usually harmless although sometimes it is aesthetically disturbing.
In general, the speed at which bruises heal is not determined by the location, whether it is on the face or on the hands, but rather the severity of the bruise and the body's ability to reabsorb the blood. Depending on the severity, bruising may go away within a week or a few weeks, but usually it doesn't take up to 3 months.
But that doesn't mean there isn't anything you can do to speed up the healing process, some of the things that can speed up the healing of bruises are:
Compress the bruise with a cold compress for 15-20 minutes. Do it as often as possible with a break of at least one hour. Do not put a cold compress too long because it can injure the skin.
Avoid using the bruised area as much as possible. In the case of your friend, where it is on the face, it is okay to give any food that is important to be smooth, which does not really need to be chewed, and drink it through a straw.
Get enough rest.
Take painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, and read the directions for use.
Eat nutrient-dense foods rich in vitamins C and E such as oranges, mangoes and pineapples.
So, hopefully useful.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa