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How much time does it take for a black eye to become swollen shut?

How much time does it take for a black eye to become swollen shut?

Depends on extent of: Bruising, since that is what a black eye is (ecchymosis) present, as the more it swells under the skin area, the faster it will swell. That is why cool/iced compresses may be helpful on the lids to reduce the swelling. (It's really the eyelid and not the eye that is black for clarification.) Keeping the head elevated helps too. Don't lie flat. Body needs time to resorb swollen tissue's fluids back. ...Read more

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Specialist wants remove several Hidrocystoma around my eyes, I am scared, said I would have stitches and black eye. This safe? Heal time?

Specialist wants remove several Hidrocystoma around my eyes, I am scared, said I would have stitches and black eye. This safe? Heal time?

Eyelid cyst: Eyelid cyst removal is commonly performed with very low risk. If you don't scar with keloids you should do great. Sutures are usually removed in 5-7 days or are absorbable if cannot get them removed. Avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, blood thinners to decrease risk of "black eye" which is usually limited. ...Read more

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I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when I blow my nose, will this go away with time?

I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when I blow my nose, will this go away with time?

See your doctor: The black eye is generally due to superficial skin and under the skin bleeding related to an injury. However the bloody mucus suggests you may have sustained some trauma to the nasal cavity and/ sinuses. You should get it checked out. Please be careful with how you sustained the initial injury! Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Get your eye dilated: Floaters can be a sign of serious eye problems, including retinal detachment. Go see your eye doctor, and have your eye dilated. Floaters may take weeks or months to disappear. There are a few surgeons who will do floater removal surgery if the floaters are constant and don't go away on their own. ...Read more

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Was punch in the eye/nose. Have a black eye (4-5 days now). How long before all the swollen is complete gone. What time frame should I be worried?

Was punch in the eye/nose. Have a black eye (4-5 days now). How long before all the swollen is complete gone. What time frame should I be worried?

Takes few wks: Will take a month or so to clear all blood to disappear. Once you checked by your doctor for eye injuries and nasal fractures you don't have to worry and avoid another similar episode ...Read more

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Can a optometrist Check for no intra-occuar In an eye exam? Have a 3week old black eye. Purple is gone but still have headache from time to time. Help

Can a optometrist Check for no intra-occuar In an eye exam? Have a 3week old black eye. Purple is gone but still have headache from time to time. Help

Eye doc: I assume you are asking about intra-ocular pressure. Yes, optometrists can check the pressure. If you have other eye symptoms, you would be better off seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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24 hours ago had a bicycle accident- facial abrasions with black eye, broken blood vessel in white of eye. Have cleaned area, applied antibiotic ointment and iced many times since. Swelling has lessened. Do I need an oral antibiotic?

24 hours ago had a bicycle accident- facial abrasions with black eye, broken blood vessel in white of eye. Have cleaned area, applied antibiotic ointment and iced many times since. Swelling has lessened. Do I need an oral antibiotic?

No.: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, we wait until there is an actual sign of infection before starting antibiotics, otherwise you tend to just get different germs. So, you'd wait to see if there is a sign of infection and THEN go with the antibiotic. ...Read more

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What can cause a black eye?

What can cause a black eye?

Contusion, clotting: A black eye is bleeding under the skin around the eye. Most commonly it is due to a hit to the eye frequently from a fist but other objects can do this. Rarely a blood clotting problem can cause bleeding in this area with a black eye as the result. See your ophthalmologist if the vision is disturbed or you suspect major tissue damage like an orbital bone fracture. ...Read more

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What to do for a black eye?

What to do for a black eye?

Black eye: If there is swelling, you can use cold compresses or icing it. Once swelling goes down, you can use makeup to cover it up but it is going to take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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What exactly is a black eye?

What exactly is a black eye?

Bruised eyelid: Typically a swollen eyelid, dark skin color due to breakdown of blood (broken vessels that heal), sometimes lids swollen shut initially, can also have conjunctival hemorrhage showing. ...Read more

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How do you treat a black eye?

How do you treat a black eye?

Black eye: Usually cold packs off and on for the first 48 hours and then protect the eye from any trauma afterwards. It usually takes weeks for all the color change to go away. Avoid re-injury to eye. ...Read more

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How long does a black eye last?

How long does a black eye last?

Depends: This will depend on the nautre of the injury, the amount of blood leaked out into the tissue and continuing to leak out, the initial treatment and continuing treatment, whether you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners like "plavix" or "coumadin" and you own ability to clot and remove clot. A simple "black eye" may last 7-10 days. More severe could last a month or more. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a black eye?

What are symptoms of a black eye?

How'd u get it?: If you got the black eye because it met a fist or some other object, then pain, swelling and bruising occurs. The bony orbit surrounding the eye is amazing protective of the eye itself, so that most of the time there is no eye damage. However once can get a fracture of the orbit and that can be serious. So any visual symptom at all (double vision, blurry vision) or headaches/neuro problem--eye doc. ...Read more

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Why is my black eye getting worse?

Why is my black eye getting worse?

Gravity: The blood under the skin causing the "black eye' will migrate by gravity and tissue fluid pressure for a while until it starts to absorb. So the appearance worsens early until healing gets the upper hand. ...Read more

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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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How to make a black eye heal faster?

How to make a black eye heal faster?

Cool packs: Initially cool compresses can limit the amount of bleeding and size of bruise. After the bruise has stabilized then warm compresses can speed up the absorption of the black and blue. Some also believe that arnica Montana can speed the resolution. ...Read more

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Does ice really work for a black eye?

Does ice really work for a black eye?

Personal: Experience says yes. Ice is used mainly to decrease and limit swelling and is usually done for up to 24 to 48 hours after injury. Same as for a sprained ankle. ...Read more

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How long will a black eye hurt to touch?

Depends: Like any bruise, how long it hurts depends on how severe the initial trauma was. If it is extremely painful, or if you suffered a severe blow, you might want to get checked out just to make sure you didn't fracture one of the bones in your face. ...Read more

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What's good for a black eye after a week?

More time: As long as the vision is good when you open the eye (can you open it?) and there is no infection or bleeding, then you will have to just give time for the body to absorb the blood. If there is some suspicion of damage to the eye, broken bones, or something you cannot explain, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you make a black eye heal faster?

How can you make a black eye heal faster?

Healing black eye: Once the eye itslef has been evaluated, by an eye professional, and determined to be okay, the first 24 hours, cool wet compresses for 10 mins 3-4x per day, then after 24 hours, warm compresses using same routine. Once blood resorbs, should return to normal. ...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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Can I change my black eye colour naturally?

Can I change my black eye colour naturally?

Sadly no. ..: Babies can, very commonly, change their eye color. .. But other than that, the pigmentation that causes eye color cannot be changed. .. Yet. There is a new company in California (USA) which is boasting of changing brown eyes to blue with a type of laser - although - this has not yet been FDA approved for use. Hope that helps! ...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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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?

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 do you quickly heal and cover a black eye?

How do you quickly heal and cover a black eye?

Cold packs: A black eye is basically bruising to the soft tissue around the eye. Like most bruises, ice packs placed on the area can minimize the bruising. This is assuming no injury to the eye itself. Any changes to your vision or increasing pain should be checked by your doctor. ...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