What is good for bruising and swelling that won’t interact with blood thinners?

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Someone recommended arnica cream which I was using but I think it made it worse, then I read there is an interaction with anticoagulants. Anyone know anything that helps bruising and swelling that is safe?

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    Hi moon,

    Are the briuses a result of the blood thinners? There is an arnica cream instead of pillules, maybe you could use that, it is excellent for bruises, muscle strain.

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      I was using the cream and it actually made the bruising and pain worse. To see if the cream was working, I used the cream on half of a massive bruise and the half I used it on got darker and spread! The bruises are from my injections of Innohep.
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      Moon, it is surprising how people react differently to a product. A lady I know fell over and was literally black and blue, she used arnica cream and the following week you could hardly see them, that is why I thought it would help.
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      I know I have heard nothing but good things about it, that is why I tried it, it’s probably because of the anticoagulants. It has something in it similar to ibuprofen which I am also not supposed to use. 
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    Check with your pharmacist. If they don't know, they can look it up. You don't want to mess around with drug interactions and the blood thinners you're on.

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