After a bruise, swelling does not subside
Careless behavior in the home or on the street canentail a fall. As you know, as a result of the fall, you can get a variety of injuries to the trunk and extremities. Quite often, the result of a fall becomes a rib bruise or even a fracture. This is a rather unpleasant trauma, as the ribs play a very important protective role in the body, protecting internal organs from possible damages. Also, the ribs take part in the process of breathing.
This disease can be classified as suchserious ailments like fractures, but it has milder symptoms and not so painful consequences as, for example, intercostal neuralgia, in which it suffers quite intensively in the chest area with the slightest movement.
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As a rule, this bruise is good enoughtreatable. Despite rapid healing, patients often face ongoing pain in the area of the injury. Often the pain can be quite intense. Traditionally, this pathology can last from one to two months .
One of the main reasons whygetting the ribs damaged, is bumping the chest against some blunt object or surface, for example, as a result of a fall or accident. Ribs can be affected by the impact or fall of any part of the trunk, either with the chest or with the back.
If you fell, then you can get a bruised chest. As a consequence, other organs located in close proximity, for example, lungs and pleura, may suffer.
Like any other bruise, it is accompanied by the following visual differences and has specific symptoms:
- the damaged place suffers a lot of pain;
- painful and painful breaths, as well as a feeling of lack of air;
- swelling of the surface;
- the appearance of bruising as a result of rupture of small vessels and hemorrhage into soft tissues;
- sometimes there is condensation in the affected costal area;
At palpation the injured area hurts moreintensively. In this regard, you can use another more effective method of diagnosing in a hospital setting or a trauma unit - fluoroscopy. Most often, the x-ray is done in two projections - lateral and direct. In addition, this method will be less painful for the patient.
In this case it is necessary to consult a doctor. The fact is that it is not just aboutdiagnosis. First of all, it should be understood that rib contusions can be accompanied by various complications, for example, post-traumatic pneumonia. This disease will further provoke pain, as it is accompanied by an intense cough. Also, a radiologic examination will help confirm or refute the rib fracture. which also requires professional treatment.
For example, if in the place of originfracture for a long time does not fall edema, then the affected patient is punctured, which removes excess fluid from the pleural cavity. There are also cases when patients have blood clots in the area of the hematoma. This complicates the aspiration of the contents and then a decision is made regarding surgical intervention with the opening of the hematoma and the removal of coagulated blood under anesthesia.
The first emergency responsea patient can be called stress relieving in a bruised place. This can be done by applying cooling compresses, for example, with ice or any other source of cold. The sooner this is done, the more effective the pain syndrome will be removed.
The procedure should be carried out throughout the dayafter getting injured. However, it is important to take into account the intensity of the injury and the size of the damaged area. Perhaps, this is the only independent event that should be given to the patient before visiting the doctor.
Self-imposed bandages is an ineffective measure. Only a doctor after a thorough examination andA careful examination of the X-ray can assign the patient adequate treatment. Most often the traditional recommendations for the first day after the injury can be:
- local application of cold;
- bed rest with restriction of any mobility;
- local application of special anesthetic ointments or use of analgesics inside;
- at an elevated body temperature reception of antipyretic drugs.
Do not forget that increasedbody temperature for several days can indicate the presence of pneumonia. Therefore, if its normalization is not noted in a couple of days after the incident, it is better to consult a doctor again.
Many are interested in how much time is going onaching pains? To speed up the healing process, it is advisable to develop bruised ribs. To do this, you can perform a special set of exercises for respiratory gymnastics.
After improving the condition, you can also attend physiotherapy procedures that perfectly help to put the patient with this diagnosis on his feet and bring him back to the usual rhythm of life.
Aloe. At home, you can apply tobruised place crushed leaves scarlet, mixed with honey. Aloe is an excellent anti-inflammatory drug, and a honey supplement will help with healing of the bruise.
Decoction of wild rosemary and chamomile. Very good in this case helps to remove the edema decoction of the color of a rosemary or chamomile, which is recommended to rub the damaged area.
Calendula. Calendula has powerfulanti-inflammatory properties and has a beneficial effect on damaged tissue, restoring them. At home, calendula can be used as a decoction, which can be consumed as a drink inside or as a means for compresses.
Geranium. The broth of blood-red geranium is also considered an effective remedy in folk medicine. It is used for local compresses on the affected area.
Badyaga. The use of badyaga should not be postponed, soas this tool helps to fight bruises, reduce their intensity and area of hemorrhage. In this case, the diluted remedy is applied as a compress to the bruised place.
For all who have had to feel in their lives onbruise ribs, it is recommended to adhere to simple rules that will help you to fully restore health, and all pain symptoms will be the same in a month:
- carefully treats the bruised area, do not allow it to re-injure, avoid excessive loads;
- to treat only after you have accurately verified with the help of a specialist that you have no damage to the internal organs;
- having received an injury, it is necessary to make sure that there are no fractures of the ribs, the duration of treatment in case of a fracture can reach up to 1.5-2 months;
- if you have the slightest suspicion of a rib fracture, you can not apply a fixative bandage, as it will make breathing more difficult and only exacerbate the problem.
Contusion of ribs is a serious injury. Be sure to check the absence of fracture and damage to internal organs and only after that go to treatment with folk remedies.