Top
30
Doctor insights on: How Do I Take Care Of A Black Eye After 3 Days

Share
1

1
How do I take care of a black eye after 3 days?

How do I take care of a black eye after 3 days?

Black eye treatment: The initial treatment of "black eye" is ice packs to reduce swelling. Anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen will reduce the pain. After 3 days, however, the swelling should be gone, and the only remaining symptom will be the discoloration, which may still be changing colors from black-purple to yellow-green. The only thing that will help in this phase is warm compresses to speed up healing. ...Read more

3

3
How can I take care of a black eye?

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

4

4
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

5

5
I had a black eye for lease three weeks what should I do?

I had a black eye for lease three weeks what should I do?

Prolonged: A black eye from trauma to the eye area is due to bleeding that occured and leaked under the skin to be low the eye. In time the color goes from black and blue to yellowish as the blood slowly breaks down. However the discoloration may take up to two weeks to fade. In your case it's taking longer but should fade completely soon unless there was more bleeding. See your MD if you're still concerned. ...Read more

6

6
How long does it take a black eye to heal?

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

7

7
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

8

8
What medicine should one take for a black eye?

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

10

10
How long does it take for a black eye to heal?

How long does it take for a black eye to heal?

Anytime up to: 3-4 wks depending on how much bleeding bruising is there. Vast majority are gone by 2 wks. ...Read more

11

11
How long does it take for a black eye to show?

How long does it take for a black eye to show?

Seconds to minutes: Most of the time, the bruising of a black eye occurs immediately. ...Read more

12

12
How long will it take for my black eye to heal?

How long will it take for my black eye to heal?

1 week: Usually it takes a week.

You can apply an ice pack, 10 minutes on/10 minutes off. You can also use arnica gel, a homeopathic remedy [apply carefully because it's near your eye]. ...Read more

13

13
How long does it take for a black eye to appear?

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

14

14
How much time does it take for a black eye to become swollen shut?

How much time does it take for a black eye to become swollen shut?

Depends on extent of: Bruising, since that is what a black eye is (ecchymosis) present, as the more it swells under the skin area, the faster it will swell. That is why cool/iced compresses may be helpful on the lids to reduce the swelling. (It's really the eyelid and not the eye that is black for clarification.) Keeping the head elevated helps too. Don't lie flat. Body needs time to resorb swollen tissue's fluids back. ...Read more

15

15
How long will it take for a black eye to develop if you get elbowed there?

Soon: A black eye usually develops within 24 hours of the trauma. Either way, you should have your eye examined by your eye doctor to ensure no other injuries have occurred. ...Read more

16

16
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. ...Read more

17

17
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

18

18
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. ...Read more

20

20
How long does it take for a black eye to form as well as other eye injuries?

How long does it take for a black eye to form as well as other eye injuries?

Up to 1 or 2 days: Black eyes may occur quickly with a direct impact to the eye. This happens because there is some bleeding in the soft areas around the eye that cause the darker color. Other injuries that fracture bones like facial and skull fractures bleed more slowly, and it may take a day or two before the black eye appears. ...Read more

21

21
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

22

22
On 2nd day after nose injury not much pain, no black eye but little sweling that is however increasing. Is it a cause of concern? Should I take Ibprufn?

On 2nd day after nose injury not much pain, no black eye but little sweling that is however increasing. Is it a cause of concern? Should I take Ibprufn?

I believe it is: Quite reassuring that the injury isn't too serious if you have no pain or bruising. I wouldn't worry about the swelling, which is the result of tissue inflammation and destruction, unless it continues to grow or function is significantly impaired: nasal obstruction impairing breathing, throat obstruction, etc. If you don't have pain, I wouldn't take ibuprofen just for swelling. Icing might help. ...Read more

23

23
Got a black eye a month and three weeks ago. Doc said no more blood under eye. Still a black line under my eye, doesn't hurt, not fading. See dermatolog?

Got a black eye a month and three weeks ago. Doc said no more blood under eye. Still a black line under my eye, doesn't hurt, not fading. See dermatolog?

It will go away: Black eye is not a problem in the skin but is like a bruise due to bleeding under the skin and that can take weeks to get absorped in your system and consulting a Dermatologist will not help. Meanwhile you can cover it up with make up ...Read more

24

24
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. ...Read more

25

25
How long does it take for a black eye and broken blood vessel to heal?

How long does it take for a black eye and broken blood vessel to heal?

"Black eye" resoluti: A "black eye" and "broken blood vessel" in the conjunctiva (white) of the eye are like bruises and will slowly disappear over 2-3 weeks, first turning dark red then brown and finally yellowish before disappearing. ...Read more

26

26
Can a potatoe take away a black eye due to dental pain and facial edema?

Can a potatoe take away a black eye due to dental pain and facial edema?

NO, See Dentist ASAP: A black eye and facial edema are signs of a serious infection. You need to be seen for proper treatment asap. Do not fool around with this! If you can not get to your dentist then head to the emergency room. ...Read more

27

27
Have hbp take lisinopril, B12 deficiency monthly injection, and low folace take folic acid. Woke up this morning with a black eye, no trauma why?

Have hbp take lisinopril, B12 deficiency monthly injection, and low folace take folic acid. Woke up this morning with a black eye, no trauma why?

Black eye: A black eye is typically a result of trauma or contusion with leaking of blood from superficial capillary vessels. Lisinopril can cause a kind of skin reaction called 'angioedema' which involves mostly swelling, but could turn dark if rubbed a lot. B12 won't due nor folic acid. Vitamin c deficiency would predispose. Most likely it is due to incidental mild contusion, perhaps while you slept. ...Read more