Remedy black eye

What to do during the first 24 or 48 hours?


Tips to avoid the formation of black eyes and prevent infection

- Clean the affected area properly. Use clear water only or some very mild soap. Normal soaps could irritate your eyes. You can use some natural remedy. (More information about eye irritation remedies in the listing above.

- Put your head up to avoid to much blood gathering to the area. This is especially recommended during the first 24 hours.

- Cool the affected zone. Put some ice or something cold in a clean cloth (for example, a bag of frozen vegetables). Apply them to the affected area during the first 24 or 48 hours after the accident. Cold contributes to prevent swelling because it constricts blood vessels and diminishes blood flow. It also numbs pain.

- Do not put any meat steak on your eye. This is an unhealthy customary remedy that only could provide more microorganisms to the area and be the reason for infections.

- You can treat pain with a suitable medicine. Do not take aspiring, since it favors blood thinning, providing to much blood flow to the affected area. You can use other painkillers, such as Acetaminophen.


What to do after the first 24 or 48 hours?

- Apply a hot cloth on it some days after the 24 or 48 hours. Heat can help to reabsorb the stagnant blood because it increases blood circulation.

- Go on using hot compresses from time to time during some days until the bruising and swelling disappears. It can take a couple of weeks.

- Don't press the affected area. Do not put anything that could press on the bruising. Doing this, could only worsen the problem.

- Protect your eyes wearing glasses. They can help you conceal the bruising.

- Avoid doing activities that could easily be responsible for new traumas to your eyes, such as football or other sport activities.

- Do not conceal your black eye using make-up. Use a corrective concealer for bruises instead.

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