Head for the Medicine Cabinet
If that bruise of yours is creating more pain than you care to deal with, then Tylenol or Excedrin may be just what you need. What we’re really talking about is acetaminophen, which is not the same thing as aspirin. There’s an important distinction. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever but, unlike aspirin, it won’t thin the blood. Blood thinning medications of any kind actually increase the likelihood of bruising. It’s more difficult for your blood to clot and more blood will leak out of those damaged capillaries, creating an even larger bruise.
Bumps and bruises and a part of living in an unpredictable world, but prompt and effective treatment will help you look and feel better quickly.