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How long will it take a bruised nerve in my head, near the back of my right ear to heal? Been suffering for almost two weeks. Thanks

How long will it take a bruised nerve  in my head, near the back of my right ear to heal? Been suffering for almost two weeks. Thanks

Depends: Damage to the nerve can recover within a few weeks if the problem requires simple localized re-myelination of the nerve sheath. If the nerve axon was injured it takes longer to heal. (Wallerian degeneration followed by re-sprouting of the nerve axon and successful navigation down the hollow nerve sheath back to its original location.) This depends on the distance the nerve has to "travel" (months) ...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 is it supposed to it take for face bruises to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for face bruises to go away?

Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person.For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Touch top of head  tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Variable: With your symptoms I'd say the range for everything to clear would be on the order of several weeks to several months. Head blows which then, cause significant effects of headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, "goose eggs" on the scalp etc. usually heal by then. Sometimes they can take longer but the good news is things WILL heal given time AND no further similar insults while healing. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will i experience swelling and bruising after my face lift? .

How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will i experience swelling and bruising after my face lift?

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4days to 4 weeks+/-: This is typically performed in combination with liposuction. Bruising can be minimal lasting only 3-4 days but when more extensive, it can last 3-4 weeks. Rest, ice, compression, and avoidance of blood thinning agents may help to minimize swelling. Compression garments and lymphatic massage may also be advocated by some surgeons to expedite resolution of swelling. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I hit my head along eyebrow 4 nights ago. No bruise, but still tender. Has improved. How long will it be tender when I press it?

I'm pretty sure I hit my head along eyebrow 4 nights ago. No bruise, but still tender. Has improved. How long will it be tender when I press it?

Trauma to eyebrow: The tissue around the eyebrow is thinner than other areas of the the face. The bone is more prominent. Most likely you have traumatized the bone, as you have no bruise and the area is tender to the touch. This should resolve over time. If the tenderness is lessening you are going in the right direction. If not, you may want tp present to your physician for further evaluation and management. I ...Read more

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Hit my head on granite countertop 4 days ago. Fair lump, minimal bruising, still feeling pain/headache. Is it normal for it to hurt for this long?

Hit my head on granite countertop 4 days ago. Fair lump, minimal bruising, still feeling pain/headache. Is it normal for it to hurt for this long?

Maybe.: Any bruise or bang can hurt for a week or 2. With head injuries, the key is knowing if the pain responds to simple over the counter pain relievers, in the dosages on the bottle. And if you've other symptoms of concussion that may warrant further exam. So if the pain is not helped with regular otc pain relievers, you have vomiting, dizziness, fever, confusion, weakness, vision change, see MD now ...Read more

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I have a would on my fore head that wont heal I got sun burnt 3 months ago and it still wont heal I have also been so fatigued lately and bruising without even knowing why the would is brown in color and weird shaped what could be going on?

I have a would on my fore head that wont heal I got sun burnt 3 months ago and it still wont heal I have also been so fatigued lately and bruising without even knowing why the would is brown in color and weird shaped what could be going on?

Wound: See your doctor to check for diabetes, because diabetes can slow the healing process; easy bruising can be from hematologic disorder , lupus etc...Specially if you feel fatigued for no apperent reason. You need to see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have 5 autoimmune diseases. Can that be a reason for a bruise on my face healing so slowly, or medications. It has been yellow for a long time.

I have 5 autoimmune diseases. Can that be a reason for a bruise on my face healing so slowly, or medications. It has been yellow for a long time.

Not enough indo: What are the 5 diseases and what are the clinical manifestations of each that you experience? There is no way to give an answer because you provided no specifics. ...Read more

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6 days ago, standing on chair, fell. Butt hit floor first then head. Lumps on head still tender. Butt, no bruise, still hurts. Dull, some movements cause sharp pain. See doctor or give time to heal?

Traumas are cumulatv: See an osteopathic medical doctor who can examine, and treat you! You had a tough fall both on the sacrum/tailbone, and head that will affect your neck, shoulders, low back, and hip, and make it uncomfortable to sit, or drive for long periods. No need to stay in pain. If you get dizzy, nauseous, feel like you're going to pass out, have a massive headache, or incredible pain, go to the ER. ...Read more

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How long will bruising last after Asian eyelid surgery? I don't want to go out looking like i've been punched in the face! so how long should I plan to stay in after Asian eyelid surgery? .

How long will bruising last after Asian eyelid surgery? I don't want to go out looking like i've been punched in the face! so  how long should I plan to stay in after Asian eyelid surgery?

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Asian blepharoplasty: The majority of patients will take 10-14 days to recover from asian eyelid surgery. The amount of bruising and the speed with which it resolves is very patient-dependent. Avoiding foods and supplements that may thin your blood will limit the length of time you experience bruising. ...Read more

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3wks sore spot 4in long on back of head.Feels like bruise but not.Now in the middle of it iuarter size lump with fluid.Dizzy. Sometimes itchy/throbs.?

3wks sore spot 4in long on back of head.Feels like bruise but not.Now in the middle of it iuarter size lump with fluid.Dizzy. Sometimes itchy/throbs.?

SORE SPOT ON SCALP: This sounds as if it could be shingles. See a dermatologist or your family doctor as quickly as possible. It also be an infected cyst. In any case see a doctor! ...Read more

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3wks sore spot 4in long on back of head.Feels like bruise but not.Now in the middle of it iuarter size lump with fluid.Dizzy. Sometimes itchy/throbs.?

3wks sore spot 4in long on back of head.Feels like bruise but not.Now in the middle of it iuarter size lump with fluid.Dizzy. Sometimes itchy/throbs.?

Fungal infection: A tender itchy swelling on the scalp that is new would likely be a fungal scalp infetion or tinea capitis. This needs oral antifungal treatment. A cyst or even and abscess could be possible. Time to see someone to check it out. ...Read more

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