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I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?

I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?

Head injury: It sounds like you've injured your head, and the swelling cannot be expected to go away immediately. I see you're also having dizziness. You need to be seen by a doctor since the swelling is extending and you're dizzy. You can go to an er to be examined. Concussion is possible. The homeopathic remedy arnica 30c may help with the bruising and swelling. A dose every 3-4 hours for first 2 days. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Should I take ibuprofen to get rid of pain from eye swelling?

Should I take ibuprofen to get rid of pain from eye swelling?

Depends on the cause: Ibuprofen is an excellent NSAID which will help reduce pain and swelling caused by inflammation- but you should first see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause of the pain and because pain relief alone may delay the diagnosis and cause more damage if antibiotics, antihistamines, or steroids are required to correct the underlying problem. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for eye swelling and bruises to go? I have a shiner.

How long does it usually take for eye swelling and bruises to go? I have a shiner.

It depends: From a few days to a few weeks, depending on the person and their injury. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye swelling?

How can I treat eye swelling?

Depends on cause?: Unilateral or bilateral, rule out allergies, blocked lid glands, trauma , skin allergic reactions, . ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye swelling?

How can I reduce eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

Depends: Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. It might also be hereditary angioedema. Or it may be fluid excess from heart failure. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for eye swelling, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for eye swelling, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Eye doc is best: Usually not handled by your family doctor. Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I got hit in the face a week ago and my black eye/swelling hasn't gone away, I also have numbness on the right side of my forehead ?

I got hit in the face a week ago and my black eye/swelling hasn't gone away, I also have numbness on the right side of my forehead ?

Need to follow up : sounds like you had a bad injury. Best step is to see your primary care doc or go to an urgent care. A orbit imaging may be needed and you may have a nerve injury too to explain the numbness. Suggest that seek care as soon as possible. Best of luck ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Swelling (Definition)

Eye swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the eye retains ...Read more