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Treatment for a black eye in 24 hours?

Treatment for a black eye in 24 hours?

See eye doctor!: Need to make sure you can see 20/20 or your normal vision. Want to make sure you don't have a torn iris, or corneal abrasion or a detached retina, or have high intraocular pressure, and no blood in the eye itself, and check extraocular muscles for range of motion to also check if any bone fractures in the orbit. Then, s/he can recommend what to do next with cool compresses, eye drops, etc. ...Read more

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I've had what looks like a black eye now for about four years but I haven't had any problems and I don't have vision problems?

I've had what looks like a black eye now for about four years but I haven't had any problems and I don't have vision problems?

Dark circles: found on the periorbital area (the skin surrounding the eye) is primarily caused by capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more

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In march i had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day i woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?

In march i had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day i woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?

Were there X-rays: You might have suffered a fracture over the zygomatic arch or over the orbit, and this could explain delay, but lingering symptoms could afflict the supra-orbital or infra-orbital branches of the trigeminal nerve. Best to get assessed by either neurologist, or neurosurgeon. Also, get help preventing future seizures. ...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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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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I have had a black eye for 4 months now and it won't go away. What to do?

I have had a black eye for 4 months now and it won't go away. What to do?

See Eye MD: This is highly ususual. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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I got hit today it hurt within first few min then after that it didn't will it turn into a black eye?

I got hit today  it hurt within first few min then after that it didn't will it turn into a black eye?

Possibly: A "black eye" comes from seepage of blood from ruptured blood vessels in crushed tissue. It will develop over the next 2-4 days depending upon the vessel damage. But if the hit was light, you might no see much bruising at all. ...Read more

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Is black eye peas good for you?

Is black eye peas good for you?

Yes: Black eyed peas are a good source of plant protein and fiber. As part of a balanced diet, they are good for you. ...Read more

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Unexplained brusing have a black eye?

Unexplained brusing have a black eye?

See your doctor: A spontaneous bruise now and again is usually nothing to worry about; however, if you're having a lot of spontaneous bruising, you may have a condition that could be serious and potentially life-threatening. I recommend seeing your primary care doctor asap. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a black eye!?

How can I get rid of a black eye!?

Black eye: Keep it iced without hurting the skin & see an eyeMD to be sure eye structures are ok. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a black eye?

How do you get rid of a black eye?

Time: If there are no symptoms like pain, blurred vision or seeing double then this should go away within two weeks. Covering with makeup also helps. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a black eye fast?

How can I get rid of a black eye fast?

TIncture of time: If it is bothersome, you might cover with make up. However,drops or other medications will not speed up the resolution of black eye. You need tincture of time and be sure to see your local ophthalmologist to rule out eye injury problems. ...Read more

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I have a black eye and my eyeball is red is that okay?

I have a black eye and my eyeball  is red is that okay?

Expected: It is common when there is a bruise around the eye for the blood to dissect onto the eyeball itself. This will make the eye look blood red. It may be unsightly but it is completely harmless to the eye or vision. ...Read more

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What is this hard lump underneath my eye from a black eye?

Hematoma: The hard bump is likely a periosteal hematoma due to the trauma that causes the black eye. Try ice packs or cool compresses and it should go away with time. ...Read more

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I have blood sitting in eye from a black eye! how do I treat?!

I have blood sitting in eye from a black eye! how do I treat?!

Sub conj hemorrhage: A sub conjunctival hemorrhage is basically a bruise of the surface of the eye. This blood will typically last for up to two weeks after an injury. There is no way to make it go away more quickly. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a black eye? Or the discoloration? Thank you

How to get rid of a black eye? Or the discoloration? Thank you

2 weeks: Unfortunately the black eye will take about 2 weeks to resolve. You can try to speed up the process by using a light steroid cream and off label something like preparation H which could help constrict the blood vessels but unfortunately there isn't much to do besides make up ...Read more