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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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