9 best remedies for bruising

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Bruises, or hematomas, are familiar to everyone. A bruise is a subcutaneous accumulation of blood that has escaped into the tissue through micro tears in the capillary vessels. In the tissues, the blood flowing out of the vessels coagulates, and then the bruise begins to bloom for many days, associated with the gradual breakdown of hemoglobin. A bruise is usually a natural consequence of blunt trauma to soft tissues, and therefore many local remedies aimed at eliminating bruises include analgesic and anti-inflammatory components that simultaneously reduce swelling and pain that appeared after the injury.

But sometimes bruises appear on their own, and this should always be alarming. It is known that normally a person will never have gum bleeding, spontaneous rupture of blood vessels under the skin and hemorrhages, for example, in the sclera of the eyeball. Spontaneous bruising is a reason to consult a specialist, and first of all, to check the liver. After all, it is in this organ that those proteins are synthesized that regulate the coagulation process. If a person has little protein (hypoproteinemia) due to chronic liver disease, then bruising and bleeding, or hemorrhagic syndrome, will be his constant and unwanted companion. First of all, we are talking about chronic liver failure, cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis and other pathologies.

But in this rating of drugs, we will proceed from the assumption of the usual appearance of bruises due to soft tissue injury. How to speed up the resolution of the bruise? What are the best means to use if a bruise occurs under the eye? After all, you cannot use warming and burning ointments, you can spoil your eyesight and get a severe burn. Finally, what drugs can be used if there is no more pain, and what drugs can be used for pain and swelling? It is these funds that will be discussed in this rating. They are all topical ointments, creams or gels, available over the counter without a prescription. Prices for all drugs are given for the beginning of 2019 as average data for pharmacies of all forms of ownership in the Russian Federation.

Rating of the best remedies for bruises

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best Remedies for Bruises on the Body 1 Troxevasin – gel RUB 250
2 Bruise off 148 RUB
3 Dolobene 420 RUB
4 Lyoton 1000 RUB 550
Best Remedies for Bruises and Bruises 1 Indovazin RUB 300
2 Gel with badagi 911 105 RUB
3 Balm 'Ambulance' for bruises and bruises RUB 160
Best remedies for bruising under the eyes 1 Arnigel 307 r
2 Stopsinyak with a badyag stick for face and body 105 RUB

Best remedies for bruising on the body

The review begins with drugs that do not have a pronounced analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity, but only dissolve the bruises. Therefore, it is recommended to use them when there is only a cosmetic defect and, therefore, at least a day has passed since the moment of injury, and the condition is not acute. Also, these local remedies can be used with a different mechanism of hematoma formation, for example, with reduced blood clotting.

Troxevasin – gel

Rating: 4.9


Opens the rating of local remedies for bruising Troxevasin – a gel that is produced in the form of a 2% concentration of the active substance. The drug contains a derivative of rutin – troxerutin. This remedy is very popular for the treatment of chronic lower limb venous insufficiency, and it is described in the section on drugs for the treatment of varicose veins. But in addition to venotonic and venoprotective action, Troxerutin has anticoagulant and antioxidant activity. It reduces capillary fragility and their permeability to the liquid part of the blood, and increases the tone of the smooth muscles of small vessels. In the same case, if the rupture of the capillaries has already occurred, as happens with the formation of a bruise, then Troxevasin improves the resorption of the outflowing blood.

Shown Troxevasin for bruises and bruises of soft tissues of various localization, as well as for varicose veins and varicose dermatitis. Troxevasin – the gel should be applied to the site of the injury twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, and rubbed in until it is completely absorbed. The Bulgarian company Balkanfarma produces Troxevasin-gel in tubes weighing 40 g, and the average cost is 250 rubles per package.

Advantages and disadvantages

The big plus of Troxevasin is the ability to quickly get rid of puffiness and speed up the resorption of the bruise. Troxevasin works well in areas where there is an extensive capillary network that is close to the surface of the skin, as this facilitates absorption. If the bruises are on the thigh, on the forearm, on the skin of the abdomen, then after two or three days nothing will remain of them. If there is an extensive hematoma, then Troxevasin, of course, will cope with it, but within a week. The disadvantages of the drug include shallow absorption. Therefore, in the event that the bruises are deep, it is better to take an ointment. Also, the drug, despite its good tolerance, can cause allergies, dermatitis or hives.

Bruise off

Rating: 4.8


This gel was created specifically to accelerate the lysis of hematomas, resorption of household bruises, and is actively used after surgery for application to the sutures. It can be used both for bruises on the body and for bruising on the face, including the skin under the eyes. What does it consist of? Its constituent parts are leech extract and pentoxifylline. It is known that leech extract contains hirudin, and this substance allows leeches to drink blood with impunity, which does not clot at the same time.

This is a natural anticoagulant, and such an effect on the clotted blood, of which the hematoma consists, will consist in a slow but effective resorption of this blood clot. As for pentoxifylline, this drug improves capillary blood circulation, and the lysed hematoma will disappear faster. Therefore, these components can be considered well-chosen. This medicine should be applied four to five times a day to the desired area of ​​the skin, and rubbed in with gentle, massaging movements, but without effort. This drug in the form of a gel is imported to Russia by the Ukrainian company Biocon, and the average cost of a 30 g tube is 148 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

Plus, the Bruise off gel is a well-chosen composition that allows you to effectively and quickly resolve hematomas. This product is inexpensive, but, alas, it is applied 5 times a day. This frequency is too high, and not everyone will like it. In addition, the gel cannot be used for people with low blood coagulability, bleeding gums, symptoms of hemorrhagic syndrome.


Rating: 4.8


Dolobene gel is used for resorption of bruises and hematomas. It already contains 3 active active ingredients. Heparin is an anticoagulant, dexpanthenol is a provitamin that improves skin trophism, and dimethyl sulfoxide (Dimexide). As a result, the agent has an anti-inflammatory and anti-edema effect, with a slight analgesic effect. Heparin thins the blood and improves resorption of hematoma, Dexpanthenol improves skin trophism at the site of injury, and Dimexide enhances these effects. Dolobene is shown for many injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including inflammatory ones. These are myositis and bursitis, cervicobrachial syndrome, neuralgia and neuritis, dislocations, sprains and hematomas.

Dolobene is applied topically, and is applied to the skin no more than 4 times a day. You can use dressings under which the gel is applied. The duration of treatment depends on the size of the bruise and the severity of the hematoma; the drug can be applied to the skin of the face, but it cannot be applied to the mucous membranes. Dolobene is produced by the German company Merckle, and the most popular packaging of 90 g will cost an average of 500 rubles. The smallest package of 45g has an average cost of almost the same – 420 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

Dolobene is an effective remedy not only for bruises, but also for numerous bruises, sprains and dislocations, so it is recommended to have it in every home medicine cabinet. It should be remembered that applying the drug to the skin increases photosensitivity, and therefore if you use Dolobene in the summer, it is advisable not to sunbathe, and not to visit the solarium. The advantage of Dolobene is the ability to use it as a contact gel and for iontophoresis. The most common side effects are skin reactions such as redness. Due to the content of Dimexidum, a patient with sulfide intolerance may have specific reactions, as well as a temporary change in taste. But in general, Dolobene is very well tolerated, and if it is used on the first day after receiving a bruise and the formation of a bruise, then it is able to quickly eliminate the hematoma and relieve swelling.

Lyoton 1000

Rating: 4.7

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Such an interesting name arose because each gram of Lyoton contains 1000 units in terms of heparin, the active substance of this gel. Heparin is a natural anticoagulant, so it should be used only if there is no severe pain and swelling, and you just need to dissolve the bruise. If there is pain, then he will not cope with it, as well as with severe edema. But he easily removes minor puffiness. Its physiological action reduces platelet aggregation, increases blood flow and reduces blood clotting.

Shown Lyoton 1000, in addition to the fight against bruises and hematomas, with thrombophlebitis of superficial veins, after vein surgery, as well as for injuries and bruises of muscles, tendons, and periarticular tissues. Apply Lyoton to the skin by squeezing out a strip from 3 to 10 cm long, depending on the area and degree of development of the hematoma, and rub in with light movements, no more than 3 times a day. The Lyoton 1000 is produced by the pharmaceutical company Berlin Chemie, Germany. The most popular package of 50 grams will cost 550 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

Like any good drug, Lyoton 1000 has both pros and cons. It is consumed much less than heparin ointment, since it is more concentrated. It can be used by pregnant women, the range of indications is very wide. Sometimes this gel can be applied to the face with edema, women often use it. But in the event that the skin is damaged at the site of the hematoma, there are wounds, then after applying Lioton-1000, there is a risk of increased capillary bleeding, if the blood has not stopped yet. Finally, Lyoton has a pretty high price tag.

Best remedies for bruises and bruises

Some of the remedies in the previous section may have been able to combat pain and swelling due to their well-balanced composition, Dolobene is an example. But there are special ointments, gels and creams that simultaneously improve tissue trophism, reduce the severity of bruises, and at the same time contain substances from the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, natural components – badyagu, which relieve pain and reduce symptoms of inflammation and edema. Let's describe the most effective and popular drugs from this group.


Rating: 4.9


A review of local bruising remedies was started with Troxevasin, which includes troxerutin. And what will happen if troxerutin is combined with a popular drug from the NSAID group, indomethacin, or Voltaren? The result is a highly effective gel – Indovazin. It is indicated for chronic insufficiency of the veins of the lower extremities, for bursitis, arthrosis, as well as for bruises and sprains, bruises and hematomas. Indovazin has an analgesic effect, reduces edema, protects blood vessels and relieves inflammation by reducing the activity of cyclooxygenase. Indovazin should be used with a small strip, from 1 to 2 cm, which is rubbed in the affected areas with light movements 3 times a day. The course of treatment should not exceed 10 days without consulting a doctor. Indovazin is produced by the Bulgarian pharmaceutical company Balkanfarma, and one tube of 45 grams will cost 300 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

Indovazin is a highly effective remedy, and it quickly dissolves hematoma and eliminates inflammation, while the drug has a good price and is available to everyone. But it should be borne in mind that it contains a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which means that it is contraindicated during pregnancy, it can cause minor allergic reactions, and the gel cannot be applied for a long time to large areas of the area if the patient has an exacerbation of a stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer, or erosive gastritis.

Gel with badagi 911

Rating: 4.8

Gel with badagi 911

Badiaga are single-celled creatures that live as a colony in exceptionally clean, flowing water. Their microscopic skeletons are composed of silica, and silica is nothing more than silica, which is usually sand. But the skeletons of the badyagi have too thin, microscopic needles made of silicon oxide, which are called spicules. Powder is prepared from these skeletons; it is capable of mechanically irritating the skin, since, roughly speaking, millions of miniature sand needles are stuck into it. As a result, blood flow to this zone occurs, and hyperemia is caused.

After the blood begins to flow from the injection zone, it carries away the remnants of hemorrhage. Badyaga has long been used in folk medicine to treat bruises and bruises, and it is still used today. In addition to the badyaga extract, the 911 gel with badyagi contains chamomile and horse chestnut extract, juniper, arnica, mint and tea tree oil, plus a perfume composition. As a result, the gel dissolves hematomas faster, has an antiseptic effect, and strengthens the walls of blood vessels. It should be applied by rubbing into the affected area 2-3 times a day. This gel is produced in tubes of 100 milliliters by the domestic manufacturer Twins TEK, the packaging costs about 100 rubles, which is quite inexpensive.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantage of the badyagi is the experience tested for centuries: it really well and quickly removes bruises and bruises. A sponge made from badyagi helps to cleanse the skin of the face, and for the same reason, get rid of acne. It stimulates blood flow, enhances local immunity, and the ability of the epidermis to regenerate. But there are also disadvantages. So, it is necessary to rub in the gel often enough, and this is not always convenient. In addition, badyaga and all products from it have a specific and not entirely pleasant smell. Finally, we must not forget that the mechanism of action is the penetration of the smallest needles of silica into the skin. Therefore, after application, there may be tingling and redness of the skin, and this will be completely normal.

Balm 'Ambulance' for bruises and bruises

Rating: 4.8


Balm 'Ambulance' contains a large number of natural extracts, including the badagu mentioned above. This is a unique composition in the form of a liquid ointment called a balm. The active ingredients are emulsion wax, camphor with a cooling effect, sage and badyaga extract, mint, horse chestnut and lavender, ginkgo biloba extract. This impressive composition additionally contains silver ions. As a result, this balm has a very high healing activity for various scratches, abrasions, abrasions, both combined with a violation of the integrity of the skin, and without it.

You need to apply the balm up to three times a day to the affected area of ​​the skin; use the balm until the bruise is completely absorbed. This balm is produced by the domestic company Korolev – Pharm, and a 100 ml tube costs only 160 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

This balm is well balanced, has a white color, creamy consistency and a pleasant smell, it can be applied to the skin around the eyes, the balm has no side effects, except for the development of individual intolerance, its price is low. It can be used for very broad indications, and even for sunburn.

Best remedies for bruising under the eyes

At the end of the rating of local remedies that help with hematomas or bruises, you need to talk about preparations for application to especially delicate and sensitive skin. We are talking about the skin under the eyes and around the eyes. An improperly selected cream, gel or ointment can cause lacrimation, photophobia, conjunctivitis, an allergic reaction, swelling of the eyes, and other unpleasant symptoms. What topical preparations can be safely applied to the skin around the eyes to remove bruises?


Rating: 4.9


One of these delicately acting gels is Arnigel containing arnica extract. Arnica is a popularly known medicinal plant that has a calming, hemostatic and absorbing effect. In folk medicine, arnica has long been used in the form of lotions for abrasions, bruises and bruises. Arnigel must be applied gently to the skin around the eyes. Arnigel is produced by a French company – the Boiron laboratory, and a 45 ml tube will cost about 300 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantage of this drug is the absence of contraindications and side effects, like any homeopathic remedy. It soothes, relieves pain, helps to resolve hematomas, and improves blood circulation in the infraorbital region, that is, under the eyeball. The drug is not contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women, and is also indicated when applied to the skin under the eyes with bites of blood-sucking insects.

Stopsinyak with a badyag stick for face and body

Rating: 4.8


The cosmetic industry produces cosmetic sticks that contain badyag and are used for both the body and the face. The composition of the cosmetic stick for bruises already includes many components: this is an extract of badyaga, arnica, as in the previous preparation, rutin, camelina oil, lipotropic vitamins A and E, and shea butter. Arnica, together with badyagi, improve metabolism in the depths of the skin, stimulate the absorption of bruises, and restore the natural color of the skin.

Rutin increases the amount of elastic elements in the subcutaneous tissue. Lipotropic vitamins and vegetable oils have an antioxidant effect, moisturize and nourish dry skin. There are no contraindications to this cosmetic product, except for individual intolerance, and it is painless to apply this product to the skin under the eyes. Stick Stopsinyak is produced by the domestic company 'Galant Cosmetic', and the cost of one small stick averages 105 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantage is an inexpensive price, compactness, a good ability to mask bruises and bruises on the skin of the face, the ability to moisturize and soften dry skin. The product has a dense consistency, does not flow and softens, and has a pleasant smell. The disadvantages inherent in drugs, this remedy was not found, but, however, there may be an individual intolerance.

In conclusion, it should be said that not all bruises around the eyes require the application of ointments, creams and gels. It may well pass for a drug and even an ambulance for ice cubes, if a decoction of mint or chamomile was frozen.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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