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#1 of 9 Old 03-12-2005, 03:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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OK, probably a silly question. But, ds's first birthday party and blessing ceremony are tomorrow, and he bumped his head today and has a big ugly bruise on his forehead! (They all have such a knack for hitting their head before special occasions!!!)

Is there a way to reduce it before tomorrow?
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I don't know that you can get it to go away that fast, but I always use arnica for bruising- you can put gel on the bruise and/or take the pellets internally
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I don't know about head injuries, but usually for a bruise you should rub it had right away to keep the b lood from pooling to form a bruise. I don't know if it is too late, but a gentle massage might help break it up, and lighten it.
If not, concealor maybe?:LOL

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For my one bump prone DD I have found that putting Arnica cream on right after the booboo happens that the bump and color is greatly diminished.
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Another vote for arnica. My kids contantly have bumps & bruises on their heads. I use just plain arnica oil (from www.kerrysherbals.com) on the bump. The sooner I apply it, the better. The bump goes away, and the color dimineshes. An additional note: it's not recommended to use arnica on open wounds.

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arnica arnica arnica
comes in ointment for most body parts
I prefer the gel for head injuries because it doesn't make hair sticky
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Another vote for arnica, especially gel directly on the site, the the sublingual tablets will help, too. I always keep arnica on hand -- it's great for use on bruising/bumps, and also works really well on tense, sore muscles for mamas and daddies, too.
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Arnica 30C homeopathic remedy.
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