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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Black Eye Bruises

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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.

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Is it true that when a black eye turns red, the bruise is almost healed?

Is it true that when a black eye turns red, the bruise is almost healed?

No: Bruises go through many statges as the body resorbs the blood. However there is no certainty to the order of the colors.

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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.

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I got off of work and had a black eye. The bruise is spreading. How does an eye bruise with no impact to the eye?

I got off of work and had a black eye. The bruise is spreading. How does an eye bruise with no impact to the eye?

Unknown bruise: Reason indicates a need to see the doctor. You MAY have bumped it w/out remembering or you MAY have a clotting issue that needs addressing. Peace and good health.

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I got punched and have a black eye. Embarrassing so I wear a bandage patch. Its been 3 days and the bruise is dark help?

I got punched and have a black eye. Embarrassing so I wear a bandage patch. Its been 3 days and the bruise is dark help?

Black eye: Traumatic injury causes bleeding under skin dur injured blood vessels causing them to bleed under skin. May last 6-8 weeks. Simple- apply whole milk compresses. Milk protein is soothing. Nature will take its course.

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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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How can you speed up the healing of a black eye bruise?

How can you speed up the healing of a black eye bruise?

Wait it out: There's no real way to speed recovery from a black eye. Like any other bruise, it's simply blood within the skin layers that needs to resolve. Just takes time. You can decrease the swelling with cold compresses, though.

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How long can it take my face to heal, I have a black eye and bruises on my face?

How long can it take my face to heal, I have a black eye and bruises on my face?

Unkown answer: You did not specify the circumstances of acquiring these problems. If there are no broken bones or unusual healing or bleeding problems it can easily take 30 days.

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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.

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My friend's mom tripped and fell. She bruised her face and also has a black eye. Would you know what would help to heal her? Thank you.

My friend's mom tripped and fell. She bruised her face and also has a black eye. Would you know what would help to heal her? Thank you.

Bruise healing: Bruises result from trauma to small blood vessels under the skin. When they rupture, blood leaks out into the surrounding tissue, leaving a painful (usually) red mark. As the blood ages and the body resorbs the leak, bruises change color (red, to purple, brown and yellow/green). Bruises will disappear on your body's timeline.

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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?

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How long does it take to get rid of a bruise on my head? Fell on my head almost a wk ago and its embarrassing having to explain my black eye all the t

How long does it take to get rid of a bruise on my head? Fell on my head almost a wk ago and its embarrassing having to explain my black eye all the t

Gradual slow fading: Your black eye will fade away in a matter of 10 days to 2 weeks. There will be a change of colors from bright red to pink to brown as the hematoma gets absorbed. Within 24 hrs of the injury cold compresses are indicated. After this warm hot packs applied for 30 minutes 3 x daily help to get rid of the black eye.

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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.

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I got punched in the face around six days ago resulting in a black eye. There is a lump very close to the bruise site. Is this a cause for concern?

I got punched in the face around six days ago resulting in a black eye. There is a lump very close to the bruise site. Is this a cause for concern?

Hematoma: You had bleeding around the eye caused by the assault. The blood underneath the skin as it gets absorbed may be forming to a scar, probably that is what you feel. As long as it is getting better every day no need to worry about it.

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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

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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.

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19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. All bruise left but Stil have this crease under my eye. Swelling? Normal?

19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. All bruise left but Stil have this crease under my eye. Swelling? Normal?

Yes: Good you saw eye doctor, and there is no facial bone fracture (s), simply you have extravasated blood collected around subcutaneous tissue around orbit, which will take any here 6 to 8 wks to clear completely. Just use make up to mask it and avoid this in future

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