How To Get Rid Of Bruises From A Black Eye Faster?

(Last Updated: Apr 10, 2007)


Black eyes are a rather common occurrence but are, more often than not, the result of some kind of traumatic episode. Some of the causes of a black eye would be a blow to the nose or, some kind of injury around the face. This would result in the accumulation of blood and other fluids around the eye causing discoloration in the surrounding area. In most cases, one will not have to do too much to get rid of a black eye as it will usually sort itself out within a couple of days.

The best treatment for black eye will be focused on subsiding any pain and inflammation that is likely to be present. As a result, alternating between a cold and a hot compress will go a long way into soothing the capillaries present around the damaged area of the face. This would reduce the prominence of the collected fluids around the eye. Heat is known to play a key role in dilating the capillaries under the skin – thereby serving to increase blood flow and aid in flushing away any of the dead and dying tissues. Make it a point to keep your head elevated as you sleep as this will allow the swelling and inflammation to subside at a much faster rate.

answered by S S

What causes a black eye?

Despite being called a "black eye", the eye itself usually remains unharmed. The causes of a black eye will usually point to some sort of trauma attained anywhere on the face which will cause the collection of blood and other fluids in the area situated under the eyes. One will notice that whenever there is any kind of injury around the face, the place under the eyes is the first part of the body to swell up. In most cases, no significant treatment of the condition is really required, as in a few weeks, the eye should return to normal. However, if there is no improvement in the condition for over a few weeks, it is highly recommended that you approach a trained medical professional for advice and examination.

In order to heal a black eye, a person could make use of a number of methods that are easy to follow. As with any kind of inflammation, a cold compress is always known to help subdue any swelling. However, alternating that with a hot compress will help revive the capillaries present under the eyes and help them promote blood flow. Proper blood flow will help in getting rid of the dead or dying cells as well as blood clots from the area. One should avoid circumstances that are known to be the causes of a black eye.

answered by A S

How to treat a black eye at home?

A black eye is usually caused when any part of the face near the eye, or the eye itself has experienced a certain amount of trauma. An accidental impact to the face in the area of the cheekbone or the temple will cause a blackening of the eye. There are a number of methods used to treat a black eye, the most common of them being immediate placement of an ice pack over the area that has suffered the trauma. The most commonly used remedy for a black eye is an ice pack that is placed directly over the eye to provide cold fermentation and reducing of the swelling that may be experienced.

At times, a warm compress may also be used to reduce the clotting of the blood in the damaged area, thereby reducing the possibility of the occurrence of a black eye. Vitamin C is very effective in reducing bruising that is experienced by any impact to the body, and consuming foods that are rich in Vitamin C has been recommended for the same purpose. The best way to cure a black eye, however, is to let it heal on its own in the natural course of time.

answered by G M

How long does a black eye last?

The term black eye is used to describe bruising that occurs in the area immediately around the eye. This occurs as a result of injury where blunt force or trauma has occurred. This leads to the accumulation of blood in the layers of the skin which gradually oxidizes, turning the wound's color to purple or black. Thus the appearance of a black eye or bruising around it would affect the facial features. It is important to understand that the bruising does not actually affect the eye or its performance, even though the name suggests the involvement of the eye. In some cases, swelling around the eye will hinder vision as the opening of the eyelid is reduced.

Black eye bruising usually takes 4 to 6 days to heal. Most people will notice an improvement within a day or two as the repair of damaged vessels and tissue begins to show progress. This black eye healing time can be reduced by applying ice, especially if the area is swollen. This can be done for periods of up to 30 minutes as it stimulates blood flow and the resulting repair of the damage tissue. In some cases, the injury is far deeper and far more violent. This will lead to the wound being larger and taking several weeks to heal fully.

answered by G R

A black eye or Ecchymosis is seen when blood and fluids get collected in the space around the eye. Try these remedies:

  • Cold compresses to the eye for the first 24 hours is beneficial.
  • Sleep with your head raised, as this helps in decreasing inflammation and pain.
  • Warm compresses with a cloth dipped in warm water to the eye after the first 24 hours is helpful.
  • Avoid heavy exercise for 2 days to prevent bleeding.

answered by r k


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