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what to do for a black eye

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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Black eye: If there is swelling, you can use cold compresses or icing it. Once swelling goes down, you can use makeup to cover it up but it is going to take any ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Personal : Experience says yes. Ice is used mainly to decrease and limit swelling and is usually done for up to 24 to 48 hours after injury. Same as for a sprain ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Time: Time is the best treatment. It is resolve completely over 3-6 weeks.
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.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Seconds to minutes: Most of the time, the bruising of a black eye occurs immediately.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Black eye: 24 hours or less.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
None: A black eye is a bruise. Bruises require 1-3 weeks to get better.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
No: A "black eye" from trauma with double vision could be due to an orbital fracture (the bones around the eye are called the orbit). You must see an eye ... Read More

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