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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a black eye 2 days now and its a purplish reddy color, but i think I have burst blood vessels also? How long should it take to heal?
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
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
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
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