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How do I take care of a black eye after 3 days

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Black eye treatment: The initial treatment of "black eye" is ice packs to reduce swelling. Anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen will reduce the pain. After 3 days, ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above : Just to be sure nothing serious , see your PCP or u eye doctor for evaluation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Ice for 48 hours: First determine if the eye underneath is ok. Elevate the lid and see if the vision is close to that of the other eye (or close to what is was before) ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: If it is only a black eye and there is no pain or decreased / double vision then time is the best and it should resolve. Acutely you can use cool com ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Prolonged: A black eye from trauma to the eye area is due to bleeding that occured and leaked under the skin to be low the eye. In time the color goes from black ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Hematoma : Or bruising usually is better by 2-3 wks, depending on amount of blood, whether you are on blood thinners.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Black eye: After an eye injury, bruising around the eye will appear within hours if there has been bleeding under the skin around the eye. If you do get a black ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Tincture of time: This is basically a bad bruise. The body will absorb the old blood, but it will take some time.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
A few days: A black eye is basically bruising, and like any bruise, it can form within a few days of an injury. Make sure to see your doctor if the eye itself is ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Anytime up to : 3-4 wks depending on how much bleeding bruising is there. Vast majority are gone by 2 wks.

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