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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?

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 form?

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

A few days: A black eye is basically bruising, and like any bruise, it can form within a few days of an injury. Make sure to see your doctor if the eye itself is injured, you are experiencing pain, or noticing blurred vision. ...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