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Dr. Olivia Liao
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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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Dr. Francine Yep
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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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Dr. Olivia Liao
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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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Dr. Johan Zwaan
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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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Dr. Alan Mindlin
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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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Dr. Monte A Del Monte
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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

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
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How long will it take for a black eye to develop if you get elbowed there?

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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Dr. Richard Wieder
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How long does it take for a black eye to appear?

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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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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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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