Doctor Mom: 7 All-Natural Ways to Treat Bruises

Photo by: Selena Mae
Flush Out & Cool
Delicately flush the injured area with some nice cool water, or iced chamomile tea - even better!
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Photo by: Selena Mae
Flush Out & Cool
Delicately flush the injured area with some nice cool water, or iced chamomile tea - even better!
Related: 10 little things to do for a healthier heart
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Tue, Apr 2, 2013 3:22 PM EDT

Last week my son got his first shiner. When I saw my little guy's eye swelling up, my heart lurched forward a bit. Gimme a break, it was his 1st one! Of course, I wanted to do everything I could to soothe him and take the pain away. I couldn't take back the epic bounce off of his sister's cheekbone that he took - she, amazingly, went unscathed - but I could take care of him using the full arsenalt of my kitchen and I didn't have to leave the house to pick up a single item. You probably won't either. As always, when your child falls or has a bump that requires more than a kiss and herbal remedies, consult your pediatrician or physician. We were lucky in that we only had swelling and a big bruise to deal with, no cuts, and had everything we needed right there at home. Click through for 7 all-natural ways to treat bruises! -By Selena Mae

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