Top 6 Fabulous Ways For Treating Hematoma At Home

By Collins Nwokolo Friday, 23 December 2016
Ways to treat hematoma at home

WHAT IS HEMATOMA?
A hematoma is an unusual amount of blood cells outside of the blood vessel. The matter rises up due to damaged blood vessel wall (also can be artery or capillary) thus the blood starts to leak out and stays in the tissues where it is not supposed to belong to. The hematoma might be microscopic or it can be huge and lead to significant swelling and blood loss. 

Hematoma describes the clotted bleeding. Nonetheless, sometimes the discrimination is ambiguous when some of the hematoma expands over time and active bleeding can worsen the situation. If the bleeding happens in a microscopic blood vessel only, the loss of blood will be just one or two drops into the tissue which will form penechiae. On the contrary, if there is a huge compress against the blood vessel such as a major artery, it might keep bleeding. This can lead to extending hematoma followed by essential blood loss and shock.


WHAT CAUSES HEMATOMA?
The most popular cause of hematoma is trauma which is associated with car accidents, broken bones and other similar types of injuries. Trauma to tissue can be caused by a vigorous sneeze or an accidental twist of an arm or a leg. When the blood vessel is battered, the blood will be leaked out to the surrounding tissue which consequently form clot. The more blood is leaked out, the larger the clot is.

Ways to treat hematoma at home

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HEMATOMA?
Those symptoms are common are redness, warmth, pain and tenderness. However, the situation might become worse when confusion, intensive headache or uneven pupils after the trauma, immediate and proper medical care should be seek for.

It is better when you come to the doctor at once you have diagnosed those symptoms of hematoma, however, you can seek for several remedies to treat a hematoma.



1. Rest and immobilize the injured part
Retain rest for the first 48 hours after the injury if possible to let the muscle relax and ease. Since those activities requiring muscle movements can irritate and escalate the compress on the injured tissues which lead to an inflammatory response. 

Immobilization which maintain you in an inactivity and relaxed position is relatively comfortable and helpful to speed up the healing progress and avoid any further devastation. This is extremely appropriate for the limbs as well as the joint areas.



2. Apply cold compress on the injury
Place an ice kit on the injured area right after you spot the wound starts to expand or within 24 – 48 hours after the damage. This is quite helpful and recommended by doctors since the low temperature can diminish the blood flow which consequently reduce bleeding. However, the ice kit should not be applied on the affected area for more than 12 – 15 minutes since it can cause tissue damaged. 

Put the evaporating ice on a dank towel and apply on the site of injured part for about 10 – 15 minutes. Repeat the process for a few times a day to lower the skin temperature. This will help to diminish the local tissue metabolism in order to lower the chance of “hypoxia” – cell injury owing to reduction of oxygen delivery.  

Vasoconstriction (cramp of the blood vessels) is the effect of cold temperature when applying the ice on the injured part so that it can limit further injury such as swelling and collection of blood beneath the skin.




3. Implement a warm compress on the injury after 24-48 hours of the accident.
After the cold process, the warm process should be adopted to fulfill the healing process in the fast pace. On the contrary to cold process, warm one bring more benefits during the recovery stage since they inflate the blood vessel which subsequently regulate the flow and distribute the nutrients for recovery process. Plus, the temperature should be around 37 – 40 °C.
The elevated perfusion eliminates any provocative exudates as well as debris from the wound. Besides the warmth will reduce the irritation by working as a counter – pain mask that prevent the further pain caused by the damage. 
Note: warm press should only be adopted when the cold compress has been done.



4. Do oscillating activities after the incident
This should be done 24 – 48 hours right after the injury: 

Massaging
It can help to reduce the superficial clots which results in making them simpler to dissolve. Do it in round motion or prolonged strokes to enhance the venous return. Repeat the process till notice the improvement.

Take a warm bath
A warm bath not only helps you to ease the pain and let the body relax but it also forbid a vasodilating outcome. This has the similar effects to a warm pressure which has a great positive impact on cutting down the blood coagulum coming out of the injured part of the body.



5. Lift up the place of injury.
This can be extremely useful for extremities. Retaining the affected area on an inflated surface will lower the blood movement to that particular area which subsequently avoiding the higher chance of the hematoma’s ranges. You can use either pillows or folded blankets to maintain the height for the affected area.
Maintain the wound with the height over the position of the heart as much as possible since this can reduce the capillary compress, avoid swelling and aid in lymphatic outflow or even lower the tissue strain. This has a great positive impact on relieving the local pain and eventually speed up the healing process.



6. Treated by pain medication
Painkiller is the last option when you do not endure any other damage or you are not currently following any anticoagulation medication. Ibuprofen is a common choice among many people. Nonetheless, you are recommended to see doctor to take the best advice.


Author's Bio:
Jelly Jeff is a senior editor of AuthorityRemedies; that a website which is specialized in providing natural home remedies, tips and also nutrition facts to improve the well-beings. She is a nurse but she keens to explore nutrition and fitness. In addition, she loves writing and doing research. She appreciates to be a good writer in nutrition.
Nwokolo Collins

Hi, My name is Nwokolo Collins, I am a passionate health enthusiast, I write amazing health articles with sufficient humour.

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