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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 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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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

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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