Accidents happen in life and, unfortunately, sometimes they result in injuries. Major accidents can, of course, mean major injuries, but even run-of-the-mill, day-to-day accidents — bumping into things, stumbling on a crack in the sidewalk, briefly grazing a hot pan — can cause cuts, scrapes, burns, and bruises. And though all of these things typically heal on their own, it's natural to search for remedies that will help them clear up sooner. You might know what can help cuts, scrapes, and burns, but bruises are more of a nuisance. There are some shocking hacks that help bruises go away faster, however, that you might want to try the next time you, your kids, or anyone else in your family ends up with a bruise. Because even if they don't work immediately or take away all of the pain or coloring that you're trying to get rid of, and even though some remedies only have anecdotal or limited evidence of being effective, if they help shorten the lifespan of your bruise at all, they just might be worth trying.
Some of the things that might help your bruise go away more quickly are things that you probably already have lying around your home. Before you use them — and especially before you use them on young children — you might want to look into the best way to use the specific product, particularly if you've never used it before. From mouthwash to ice packs and homeopathic remedies, there are a number of things that you can try to help yourself heal and feel better faster.