Many of us hurt ourselves at some point in our lives. While our bodies are typically pretty tough, things like a bump to the head can cause serious problems if we don’t know what to look for. Here are a few tips on how to get rid of a bump on the forehead. While the effects can last quite a while, you can start feeling much better sooner than you may think.

How Bad Is It?

Since the face has a large supply of blood; even the slightest of traumas can cause injuries to look much worse due to bleeding underneath the skin. When only one area has been affected by trauma, there is going to be an abundance of bleeding and swelling; which as I mentioned, can look much, much worse than it actually is. This is known as hematoma.

What To Look Out For

Oftentimes, getting hit in the head or tripping and falling and hitting our heads doesn’t turn out to be all that bad but it’s always a good idea to get yourself checked out especially if you notice changes in your normal activity.

(Such as memory loss, confusion, headaches, vomiting) Depending on the speed and force of the injury there may be bleeding in/around the brain. When this happens, intracranial hematoma is a possibility; which puts pressure on the brain.

Medical treatment is very important if this were the case. To avoid wondering, it’s always a good idea to get checked out right away. Seeing your doctor as soon as possible; preferably within a day or two, is the best way to make sure everything is okay. You may be prescribed medications to bring down the swelling.

What Can I Do At Home?

  • Putting a cold compress on the injured area is a great way to keep the swelling down.
  • Applying egg whites to the bump is another very effective way to reduce the size of bump immediately.
  • You may also consider applying a plain chocolate Hershey-bar to the bump to minimize bruising.

After a few days have passed, you can begin using warm compresses to help with the soreness that goes along with the healing process. As time goes on, the injured area is going to begin draining. In most cases, this will lead to black eyes. A warm compress works great for black eyes as well.

While trying to get rid of a bump on the forehead is a long process (the effects can last months, depending on the severity of the injury) it is something that will be just fine as long as you take the proper measures.

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