Bruise (pronounced at brew - Z) is collection of blood underneath the skin.
It is a wound in which the skin the does not break (as in a cut)
but due to the injury, the blood vessels underneath the skin tear
and blood collects forming a bruise. Initially the bruise appears
shiny and red but it later changes color to black, blue, green,
yellow and finally fades away. This change in color is because the
blood slowly disintegrates and finally disappears and is due to
change in the pigment of the blood called "bilirubin."
Well, fever is simply rise in body temperature. Normally our body temperature is usually around 98.6 degree Fahrenheit or 37 degree Celsius. Some people have body temperature slightly more or less than the above values.
What should I do if I get a bruise?
If you get hurt and your body part hurts and
swells up, immediately apply ice. The ice narrows the torn blood
vessels and will lessen the swelling. There will be less pain as
there is less bleeding. Ice when applied in the initial half an
hour is most effective but can be applied even after that. Later
you may require some painkillers if it pains too much.
will a bruise heal?
A bruise usually heals within a fortnight
and then you can be back on your toes as ever again.
"Decided to go on an ocean cruise
But fell on the plank & got a nice bruise
Saw many colors and stars too
That finally I was all black & blue."