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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.

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How long does a severe black eye take to heal? My son was hit with a stick in the eye a month ago and still has a black eye.

How long does a severe black eye take to heal? My son was hit with a stick in the eye a month ago and still has a black eye.

Several weeks: He was probably not hit in the eye itself with a stick or things would be a lot worse. I assume he had a thorough eye examination. The black eye is caused by a bleeding around the eye, similar to a black and blue spot on the skin. It may take several weeks to clear.

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What to do if your baby gets a black eye? My baby fell off her chair, I caught her but she still hit the other chair next to her it look red &swollen

What to do if your baby gets a black eye? My baby fell off her chair, I caught her but she still hit the other chair next to her it look red &swollen

Bruise: Not sure about the age of your child. Glad that you caught her before she hit her head on the floor. Place an ice-pack over the affected area on the face. For children above the age 6 months you can give a dose of children's Motrin (ibuprofen) / Ibuprofen = this is an anti-inflammatory medicine and will be helpful for the enlarging bruise (also known as contusion). Call your pediatrician, follow-up asap.

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In march I had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day I woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?

In march I had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day I woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?

Were there X-rays: You might have suffered a fracture over the zygomatic arch or over the orbit, and this could explain delay, but lingering symptoms could afflict the supra-orbital or infra-orbital branches of the trigeminal nerve. Best to get assessed by either neurologist, or neurosurgeon. Also, get help preventing future seizures.

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What's good for a bruised up eye (black eye)? My friend got hit with a baseball by mistake at a game. What can she put on it? Thanks!

What's good for a bruised up eye (black eye)? My friend got hit with a baseball by mistake at a game. What can she put on it? Thanks!

Any other symptoms?: If vision is good and nothing else seen, simply ice packs (be careful not to get frost bitten) for 5 minute sessions 3-4 times a day for a day or two is a good start. If vision is blurry, best to see an ophthalmologist to make sure there is nothing serious going on like a hemorrage. Same if there is pain.

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I hit my head on the sidewalk and got a really bad black eye from it. Half of the white part of my eye is solid red do I need medical attention?

I hit my head on the sidewalk and got a really bad black eye from it. Half of the white part of my eye is solid red do I need medical attention?

Red eye: If there is no blurry vision or eye pain, you may just have a sub conjunctival hemorrhage and can give it time to resolve. If you have blurry vision, eye pain and/or light sensitivity, you may have ocular inflammation (uveitis), and should see an ophthalmologist promptly.

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9days ago go hit and got a black eye. Went to er on 4day. No more swelling, but have this dark purple line under my eye. Its over a week. Help : (?

9days ago go hit and got a black eye. Went to er on 4day. No more swelling, but have this dark purple line under my eye. Its over a week. Help : (?

Nothing to worry: It is normal and there is nothng to worry and does not need any treatment Black eye is due to bleeding under the skin and that blood gets absorped back in to your bodyand with gravity the blood can find its way under the eyes. It may take few more days and will clear up by itself

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12days ago go hit and got a black eye. Went to er on 4day. No more swelling, but have this dark purple line under my eye. Its almost 2 weeK. Help : (?  

Bruising: It is not unusual for bruising around the eye or face to spread or drift downward over serval days due to gravity. The old blood or bruising commonly will settle at the junction of the lower eyelid and check. It should slowly resolve but may take a couple more weeks. Some patients have used Arnica cream to expedite resolution of bruising, however it may not help much at this point.

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I was at a birthday party and someone's foot hit me in the eye. It happened yesterday and it hurts. Is it gonna turn into a black eye??

I was at a birthday party and someone's foot hit me in the eye. It happened yesterday and it hurts. Is it gonna turn into a black eye??

Possibly: The harder and more direct the kick was depends on the degree of bruising, aka black eye. Ice packs will help. If your sight changes you should call your doctor

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Two weeks ago I fell and got a black eye and hit above my temple into my brow bone. When will the bumps go way?

Two weeks ago I fell and got a black eye and hit above my temple into my brow bone. When will the bumps go way?

Depends on severity: Of injury, but it can sometimes take many months, up to one year. But more important thing is to figure out why you fell in the first place, so you can prevent future falls that can cause even more severe injury. Speak with your doctor, so that you can take steps to prevent future falls.

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I got hit in the face a week ago and my black eye/swelling hasn't gone away, I also have numbness on the right side of my forehead?

I got hit in the face a week ago and my black eye/swelling hasn't gone away, I also have numbness on the right side of my forehead?

Need to follow up: Sounds like you had a bad injury. Best step is to see your primary care doc or go to an urgent care. A orbit imaging may be needed and you may have a nerve injury too to explain the numbness. Suggest that seek care as soon as possible. Best of luck

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Hit nose on wall, nothing looks different (no swelling, no black eye). Feel tiny bump on left side of nose. Nose burns to breathe, stuffy too. Help?

Hit nose on wall, nothing looks different (no swelling, no black eye). Feel tiny bump on left side of nose. Nose burns to breathe, stuffy too. Help?

Well: This requires in person consult with primary care doctor or Ear nose and throat or emergency doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment to see if your nose is broken

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Hit head sat. Blacked out. Bump and small cut. Above right eyebrow. Tingling. Yesterday extremely dizzy now 4 days later developing black eye. Concusion?

Hit head sat. Blacked out. Bump and small cut. Above right eyebrow. Tingling. Yesterday extremely dizzy now 4 days later developing black eye. Concusion?

Yes: You describe symptoms of a closed head injury or tbi, and I advise that you not delay an evaluation by your md or by a local emergency room dept. To be reassured that something more serious is not going on, a exam will help to determine this. A subtle fracture or hematoma can be serious.

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