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I have had a black eye for 4 months now and it won't go away. What to do?

I have had a black eye for 4 months now and it won't go away. What to do?

See Eye MD: This is highly ususual. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Over 2 months ago I was punched under my eye now the black eye has faded a little but still there. Will it ever go away?

Over 2 months ago I was punched under my eye now the black eye has faded a little but still there. Will it ever go away?

It should: Two months is a little long, but it should still continue fading until it disappears over the next 3-4 months. If its still there at 6 months, see you primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take for a black eye from a concussion to go away?

Help please? How long does it take for a black eye from a concussion to go away?

Raccoon eyes?: Basilar skull fracture can give you one or two black eyes. We sometimes refer to this as raccoon eyes. I would get a ct of the brain with bone windows and attention to the skull base if you are still having symptoms. ...Read more

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Can there be any kind of alternative medicine that can make a black eye go away fast?

Possbly worth a try: You're dealing with your body's own healing process here, but the homeopathic remedy arnica montana may help. It's very specific for trauma, swelling, and bruising. Though it won't immediately dissolve the bruise, it may stimulate your own restorative mechanisms to go to work. Health food stores often carry 30c potencies; you could safely try a dose every few hours and see how you fare. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling from a black eye to go away? When do I switch from cold compress to hot compress?

How long does it take for swelling from a black eye to go away? When do I switch from cold compress to hot compress?

Black eye: Depending on the extent of the trauma, black eyes can take weeks to months to fully resolve; it will change colors like a bruise. Cold ice packs help decrease swelling ; further bleeding for the first 4-5 days. Cold ice packs generally help decrease inflammation so it will continue to help with the healing process for the first week. Hot compresses for eyelids am/pm are good daily. ...Read more

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Is it possible the bruising from a black eye will never go away?

Is it possible the bruising from a black eye will never go away?

Very Unlikely: Like any bruising, the discoloration goes away when the blood reabsorbs, although the time it takes to do so, may vary depending on how much blood is present. ...Read more

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Hi its been 3 weeks since I had a black eye from a fight, the swellig has gone and pain but its still abit dark around the lower eye lid I've tried everything to make it go away but it still dark, I've used anicare cream, witch hazel, sin fade but its s

Hi its been 3 weeks since I had a black eye from a fight, the swellig has gone and pain but its still abit dark around the lower eye lid I've tried everything to make it go away but it still dark, I've used anicare cream, witch hazel, sin fade but its s

Hyperpigmentation: Another possibility is that it's post traumatic hyperpigmentation as a result of the inflammatory process from the injury. Left on its own, it may clear up in time (weeks to months). Topical skin lighteners can help speed up the process. An evaluation by an experienced provider can help determine the issue and therefore best treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a bruise to never go away? My 2 year old got a black eye 1 month ago and there is still bruising around her eye.

Is it possible for a bruise to never go away? My 2 year old got a black eye 1 month ago and there is still bruising around her eye.

It might be pigment: Sometimes after a bruise there is residual pigmentation (hemosiderin and/or melanin) that is left after the blood itself is cleared away. This can take months to fully clear for some people. It is very unlikely that this will persist much longer than a few months, so if it is not clearing or if it seems to be worsening, i'd recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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My son had gotten a black eye on Nov 2015 it's been 3month now & u can still see a little yellow like bruise under his eye. Will it go away?

My son had gotten a black eye on Nov 2015 it's been 3month now & u can still see a little yellow like bruise under his eye. Will it go away?

Mgt: The resolution is longer than is typical for a bruise. I would advise a discussion with your pediatrician regarding a radiograph to rule out any fracture. If there is a history of bruising studies can be ordered to further evaluate. Please describe how this occurred? ...Read more

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I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when I blow my nose, will this go away with time?

I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when I blow my nose, will this go away with time?

See your doctor: The black eye is generally due to superficial skin and under the skin bleeding related to an injury. However the bloody mucus suggests you may have sustained some trauma to the nasal cavity and/ sinuses. You should get it checked out. Please be careful with how you sustained the initial injury! Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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4-5 days black eye. Its less swollen but still swollen by the eye bottom and side of my nose. How long for the whole shelling to go away completely.

4-5 days black eye. Its less swollen but still swollen by the eye bottom and side of my nose. How long for the whole shelling to go away completely.

Takes few wks: Will take a month or so to clear all blood to disappear. Once you checked by your doctor for eye injuries and nasal fractures you don't have to worry and avoid another similar episode ...Read more

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Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Get your eye dilated: Floaters can be a sign of serious eye problems, including retinal detachment. Go see your eye doctor, and have your eye dilated. Floaters may take weeks or months to disappear. There are a few surgeons who will do floater removal surgery if the floaters are constant and don't go away on their own. ...Read more

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I have a black eye from falling and hitting my cheekbone. How can I make the bruising go away sooner? Happened 3 days ago

I have a black eye from falling and hitting my cheekbone. How can I make the bruising go away sooner? Happened 3 days ago

Bruise: Hopefully, you were evaluated after the fall and do not have a fracture. Gently massage or rub the area to relieve pain and encourage blood flow. Do not massage the bruised area if it causes pain. Over the counter medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve and motrin may help if there is pain. Witch hazel and arnica can help decrease the bruising. ...Read more

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Have a black eye and also blood in eye. But there seems to be a bubble of blood under the layer on my eye. Will this go away just likr the bruise?

Have a black eye and also blood in eye. But there seems to be a bubble of blood under the layer on my eye. Will this go away just likr the bruise?

Hyphema: If you experienced eye trauma and you have a Hyphema you need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. This could compromise your vision if it is indeed a Hyphema. Good luck. Https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001021.htm ...Read more

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Arnica ointment good for fast healing bruises? Got a week old black eye. Went to the ER on 4th day. No fracture. Just want it to go away already. Help

Arnica ointment good for fast healing bruises? Got a week old black eye. Went to the ER on 4th day. No fracture. Just want it to go away already. Help

For suckers only: No form of arnica is of any value for any condition. It is a complete waste of money. All homeopathy, by definition, is strictly placebo. It was invented before we had much medical science. Belief in this requires ignorance of science. ...Read more

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I got hit today it hurt within first few min then after that it didn't will it turn into a black eye?

I got hit today it hurt within first few min then after that it didn't will it turn into a black eye?

Possibly: A "black eye" comes from seepage of blood from ruptured blood vessels in crushed tissue. It will develop over the next 2-4 days depending upon the vessel damage. But if the hit was light, you might no see much bruising at all. ...Read more

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I woke up with a very black eye on my lid only accompanied by puffiness and it has worsened as the day goes on. I had no known trauma should I see dr?

I woke up with a very black eye on my lid only accompanied by puffiness and it has worsened as the day goes on. I had no known trauma should I see dr?

Trauma?: You may have contused your eye while asleep. In any event I think it wise to consult with your family physician to be sure the eye is not getting worse. ...Read more

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It feels like I have a black eye but there is no bruise and I haven't injured myself. What could it be?

It feels like I have a black eye but there is no bruise and I haven't injured myself. What could it be?

?? black eye???: Was there an injury? If so, unless blood vessles break, and bleeding occurs within the tissue, no black eye occurs. However, can still have bruising of tissue and nerves, which can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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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