How to treat rib bruises: first aid

Reduce pain

Attach something cold to the injury site!
  • In no case do not listen to advice on a warm compress. It is possible no earlier than two days after the injury. Only cold can soothe newly injured tissues.
  • Take ibuprofen-based pain medication. Such tablets or syrups soothe the pain, but do not mask the symptoms of complications.
  • Lie on your injured side. Try to rest and sleep. In this position, breathing will become easier.
  • Do not go unnecessarily. And be sure to breathe deeply and often. As much as you can.

Finally, note that according to the latest indication of international medical organizations -

imposing tight bandages and the use of elastic bandages for fixing when bruised ribs - PROHIBITED!

A person must breathe freely. A small ligation is possible if the patient needs to be transported along a bad road. Note that limiting the respiratory function of the lungs in case of rib bruises in smokers in 99% of cases leads to infections and inflammation of the organ.

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