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Bruise easily?

I posted a while back about soaking a cotton ball in vinegar and placing it on the bruise for an hour. Helps reduce the bluing, swelling & pain. Some of you replied that you bruise easily. The most common reason for bruising easily is a lack of vitamin C. Increase your intake of C and see what happens.

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Asked by Kimimale at 10:15 AM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Health

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  • my reason for easily bruising is that i'm anemic

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:16 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • never knew that!! i also bruise very easily too thanks for the info!!

    Answer by amberpaiz at 10:16 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • thanks for the tip, didn't know about the vitamin C

    Answer by sdks2011 at 10:17 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Lack of iron (anemia) is more likely the culprit for bruising. But vitamin c helps your body absorb iron, so the two are great to take together.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Like anon said you need both vitamin C and iron. But good job for letting people know OP.

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 11:44 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • what is the question?

    Answer by rainha at 2:15 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • good to know... I usually just rub the bruise gently to circulate the blood.... >_< guess I shouldn't do that?

    Answer by Reirn at 2:18 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Good advice!

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 3:00 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Thanks for the information. My son bruises easily.

    Answer by KamiB79 at 3:59 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • good info

    Answer by asil at 6:09 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

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