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What can cause a black eye?

What can cause a black eye?

Contusion, clotting: A black eye is bleeding under the skin around the eye. Most commonly it is due to a hit to the eye frequently from a fist but other objects can do this. Rarely a blood clotting problem can cause bleeding in this area with a black eye as the result. See your ophthalmologist if the vision is disturbed or you suspect major tissue damage like an orbital bone fracture. ...Read more

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What to do for a black eye?

What to do for a black eye?

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 anywhere from 1-3 weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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What exactly is a black eye?

What exactly is a black eye?

Bruised eyelid: Typically a swollen eyelid, dark skin color due to breakdown of blood (broken vessels that heal), sometimes lids swollen shut initially, can also have conjunctival hemorrhage showing. ...Read more

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How do you treat a black eye?

How do you treat a black eye?

Black eye: Usually cold packs off and on for the first 48 hours and then protect the eye from any trauma afterwards. It usually takes weeks for all the color change to go away. Avoid re-injury to eye. ...Read more

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How long does a black eye last?

How long does a black eye last?

Depends: This will depend on the nautre of the injury, the amount of blood leaked out into the tissue and continuing to leak out, the initial treatment and continuing treatment, whether you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners like "plavix" or "coumadin" and you own ability to clot and remove clot. A simple "black eye" may last 7-10 days. More severe could last a month or more. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a black eye?

What are symptoms of a black eye?

How'd u get it?: If you got the black eye because it met a fist or some other object, then pain, swelling and bruising occurs. The bony orbit surrounding the eye is amazing protective of the eye itself, so that most of the time there is no eye damage. However once can get a fracture of the orbit and that can be serious. So any visual symptom at all (double vision, blurry vision) or headaches/neuro problem--eye doc. ...Read more

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Why is my black eye getting worse?

Why is my black eye getting worse?

Gravity: The blood under the skin causing the "black eye' will migrate by gravity and tissue fluid pressure for a while until it starts to absorb. So the appearance worsens early until healing gets the upper hand. ...Read more

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How can I take care of a black eye?

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). If the vision is down see your ophthalmologist. If there is no evidence of infection, and the damage seems to be just bruising, then use ice for 48 hours (10 minutes at a time about every two hours when awake) to stop bleeding. Then keep it clean. ...Read more

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How to make a black eye heal faster?

How to make a black eye heal faster?

Cool packs: Initially cool compresses can limit the amount of bleeding and size of bruise. After the bruise has stabilized then warm compresses can speed up the absorption of the black and blue. Some also believe that arnica Montana can speed the resolution. ...Read more

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Does ice really work for a black eye?

Does ice really work for a black eye?

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 sprained ankle. ...Read more

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How long will a black eye hurt to touch?

Depends: Like any bruise, how long it hurts depends on how severe the initial trauma was. If it is extremely painful, or if you suffered a severe blow, you might want to get checked out just to make sure you didn't fracture one of the bones in your face. ...Read more

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What's good for a black eye after a week?

More time: As long as the vision is good when you open the eye (can you open it?) and there is no infection or bleeding, then you will have to just give time for the body to absorb the blood. If there is some suspicion of damage to the eye, broken bones, or something you cannot explain, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you make a black eye heal faster?

How can you make a black eye heal faster?

Healing black eye: Once the eye itslef has been evaluated, by an eye professional, and determined to be okay, the first 24 hours, cool wet compresses for 10 mins 3-4x per day, then after 24 hours, warm compresses using same routine. Once blood resorbs, should return to normal. ...Read more

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How long does it take a black eye to heal?

Hematoma: Or bruising usually is better by 2-3 wks, depending on amount of blood, whether you are on blood thinners. ...Read more

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Can I change my black eye colour naturally?

Can I change my black eye colour naturally?

Sadly no. ..: Babies can, very commonly, change their eye color. .. But other than that, the pigmentation that causes eye color cannot be changed. .. Yet. There is a new company in California (USA) which is boasting of changing brown eyes to blue with a type of laser - although - this has not yet been FDA approved for use. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of a black eye?

What should I do to take care of a black eye?

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 compresses to limit the amount of black and blue and swelling. Once this is stabilized then you can switch to warm compresses and this will help the black and blue resolve faster. ...Read more

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How long does it take "black eye" to develop?

How long does it take "black eye" to develop?

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 eye, it can take up to 2-3 weeks to resolve completely. ...Read more

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What medicine should one take for a black eye?

Tincture of time: This is basically a bad bruise. The body will absorb the old blood, but it will take some time. ...Read more

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