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I got this bruise a few days ago and its on my eyelid its purple now it was black can I speed this healing up?

I got this bruise a few days ago and its on my eyelid its purple now it was black can I speed this healing up?

No: Unfortunately like a bruise anywhere on the body--your own white blood cells etc... Have to come in and take the old blood away to get rid of the discoloration and there is no way to really speed this up. ...Read more

Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more

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My eyelids are always very purple, and spider veiny, and sometimes, people mistake that for wearing eyeshadow. What is this?

My eyelids are always very purple, and spider veiny, and sometimes, people mistake that for wearing eyeshadow. What is this?

Simple/complex: it may something as simple as dry (and therefore thin) skin or more complex as a blood vessel anomaly that is forcing too much blood through the eye lid blood vessels ...Read more

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Treating Bruises (Checklist)

Wear protective gear whenever needed, to prevent new bruises.
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What does it mean when the inner part of your eyelids are purple?

What does it mean when the inner part of your eyelids are purple?

Veins?: Sometimes this can be a prominent vein in your thin lower lid skin or it can come from mild fat herniation thru the orbital septum of the lower lid.This commonly occurs with age but not always. This prominent fat can give " shadows" under certain lighting conditions. Best to have an ophthalmologist check this and he/she may ask for a second opinion from an oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My sons eyelid is a purple and puffy, is that a shiner?

My sons eyelid is a purple and puffy, is that a shiner?

Sometimes: Depends upon the history. Did he get struck around the eye with a fist, a ball or some blunt object so that he has bruising around the eye? Is there swelling? Was the eye struck and is the vision ok? Or did the purple appear with no outside force which could indicate a blood disorder, or tumor? Have your ophthalmologist see your son and sort this out. ...Read more

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Treating Bruises (Checklist)

Ice pack to area asap after injury
30 min, once for 1 days
Dont be frighten of color changes (bleeding can be deep in fat tissue
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If many bruises with no injuries, see your MD for blood tests
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My upper eyelids are swollen are purple. Worse in evening. Blepharitis? Haven't worn make-up or contacts in 3 weeks, using ocusoft lid scrubs. Next?

Typically : Purple coloration is not caused from just blepharitis. Again seeing this would help in diagnosing and treating. You know how to contact the office, # just in case 801-268-6600. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bite or something else then you should see your physician. It could be an infection and should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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Treating Bruises (Checklist)

Avoid recurrent trauma to area
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Use ice to reduce inflammation
20 min, 4x day for 3 days
NSAIDs for moderate pain
every 6 hours
Light massage after 3 days of ice therapy
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The top of my eyelids have been noticeably yellow the last few days kind of like a late bruise but I just noticed it! Is it something to worry about?

The top of my eyelids have been noticeably yellow the last few days kind of like a late bruise but I just noticed it! Is it something to worry about?

Not likely: If that is the only part of your skin that is yellowed, I would wonder if you had a bruise on your scalp/forehead area in the last 2 weeks that has allowed some late discoloration to reach your eyelids. Are you using eye shadow that is a new product for you that may leave a discoloration after removal? If the whites of your eyes of other areas become yellow, see a doctor about liver problems. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more

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