Injuries from external violence, causing rupture of small blood-vessels and escape of blood into the tissues, and giving rise to discoloration.
General Treatment.-There is nothing better for bruises than the internal and external use of Arnica. A lotion should be made of the strong tincture of Arnica, in the proportion of ten drops to the half-tumbler of water. Linen cloths should be dipped in this, and one or two folds of it laid on the bruise, and over this a piece of flannel should be laid. Oil silk should not be used as this tends sometimes to set up Arnica erysipelas. Should the bone have been bruised, Ruta must be substituted for Arnica.
Medicines.-(Every two hours.)
In almost all cases.
Where the bones are injured.
Where abscess follows.