What can you take for pain while on blood thinners?
What to Take When Taking Blood Thinners
- Aspirin or aspirin-containing products.
- Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox)
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day.
- Many antibiotics.
- Cold or allergy medicines.
- Birth control pills.
A deficiency of vitamin C, iron and vitamin K is usually associated with easy bruising. I would look for a vitamin C product which contains bioflavonoids, like Ultra C 1000 by Metagenics. Bioflavonoids enhance the activity of vitamin C in the body. After a few months, you will notice that the bruising will improve.
- A bruise is medically termed a contusion. Easy bruising can occur when the blood vessels are weakened by diseases (such as scurvy), medications (such as aspirin, prednisone, and prednisolone), and aging. Easy bruising can also occur because of absent or deficient blood-clotting elements.
- 7. Heal bruises. A home remedy for healing a bruise is to apply a banana peel to the skin. You can either rub the banana peel on the bruise, or tape it on overnight.
- 4. Heal bruises quickly. Spread Vicks VapoRub in a thin layer over a bruise and add salt. Believe it or not, the combination breaks down the blood in the bruise causing it to lighten the discoloration faster.
Severe bruising (harm score 2-3) may be dangerous or cause serious complications. Further bleeding and excess fluid may accumulate causing a hard, fluctuating lump or swelling hematoma. This has the potential to cause compartment syndrome as the swelling cuts off blood flow to the tissues.
- Here are six possible reasons for unexplained bruising, ranging from the easily remedied to some concerning problems.
- Vitamin Deficiency. Certain vitamins have a role in making blood, clotting cuts, and healing wounds.
- Von Willebrand Disease.
- Within 1 or 2 days, the hemoglobin (an iron-containing substance that carries oxygen) in the blood changes and your bruise turns bluish-purple or even blackish. After 5 to 10 days, the bruise turns greenish or yellowish. Then, after 10 or 14 days, it turns yellowish-brown or light brown.
- Within the first five days the hemoglobin inside the blood changes and the bruise turns into the color of a bluish-purple or even black. Between five and ten days, the bruise usually becomes slightly green or yellow. Then, after 10 or 14 days, it finally becomes a yellowish-brown or light brown.
WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms easy bruising and pale skin including Anemia, Anemia, iron deficiency, and Medication reaction or side-effect. There are 19 conditions associated with easy bruising and pale skin.
- A deficiency of vitamin C, iron and vitamin K is usually associated with easy bruising. I would look for a vitamin C product which contains bioflavonoids, like Ultra C 1000 by Metagenics. Bioflavonoids enhance the activity of vitamin C in the body. After a few months, you will notice that the bruising will improve.
- A: I doubt low iron is responsible for your bruising—on the contrary, your bruises may be robbing you of iron. Medications or pills that interfere with blood clotting—aspirin, blood thinners, and dietary supplements like fish oil, ginkgo, ginger, and garlic—can also increase the likelihood of bruising.
- Generally, harder blows cause larger bruises. Some people — especially women — are more prone to bruising than others. As you get older, your skin also becomes thinner and loses some of the protective fatty layer that helps cushion your blood vessels from injury.
Updated: 3rd October 2019