I think they should be fine. The effect of NSAIDS is largely from direct contact with the lining of the digestive system. It's very alkaline and irritating, and will burn the tissue. Topical should be okay. Also, try putting warm compresses on the bruises starting after 24 hours. It increases the blood flow to the area and can speed re-absorption of the old blood in the bruis.
Funny, I almost always have a bruise from an IV or a blood draw, it never occurred to me to do anything but let them go away on their own.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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