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How can I treat bruises myself?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
Anything that involves blunt force trauma to the genitals can injure and bruise a man's penis and scrotum. The most common cause is a kick or knee to the groin, either in a fight or accidentally during sports. If you do get bruised, an icepack and rest will usually help you heal. Most guys are all too familiar with that nauseous feeling that comes after getting kicked in the genitals. But if you have worsening pain or swelling, or the nausea continues for more than an hour or so, you should get prompt medical attention, since testicles can get ruptured.
Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

There is not much you can do for a simple bruise. Arnica montana is a homeopathic medication (available at health food stores) that claims to make bruises fade away faster. Many of my patients swear by it. You can apply a topical cream or tincture to the skin, take homeopathic pills, or both.

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