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How do I take care of a black eye after 3 days ?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Black eye treatment
The initial treatment of "black eye" is ice packs to reduce swelling.
Anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen will reduce the pain. After 3 days, however, the swelling should be gone, and the only remaining symptom will be the discoloration, which may still be changing colors from black-purple to yellow-green. The only thing that will help in this phase is warm compresses to speed up healing.

In brief: Black eye treatment
The initial treatment of "black eye" is ice packs to reduce swelling.
Anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen will reduce the pain. After 3 days, however, the swelling should be gone, and the only remaining symptom will be the discoloration, which may still be changing colors from black-purple to yellow-green. The only thing that will help in this phase is warm compresses to speed up healing.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Bruises
Bruises change in appearance over time, and it is possible to tell by looking at a bruise how old it is.
When it first appears, a bruise will be reddish looking. By one to two days, the reddish iron from the blood undergoes a change and the bruise will appear blue or purple. By day six, the color changes to green and by day eight to nine, the bruise will appear yellowish-brown. In last 2-3 wks.

In brief: Bruises
Bruises change in appearance over time, and it is possible to tell by looking at a bruise how old it is.
When it first appears, a bruise will be reddish looking. By one to two days, the reddish iron from the blood undergoes a change and the bruise will appear blue or purple. By day six, the color changes to green and by day eight to nine, the bruise will appear yellowish-brown. In last 2-3 wks.
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Dr. U Krishnan
Ophthalmology
In brief: Patience
Not much to do but to let it run it's course.

In brief: Patience
Not much to do but to let it run it's course.
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Dr. U Krishnan
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