How to get rid of A Black Eye

A Black Eye

A black eye basically refers to a bruise around the eye that results due to an injury or a tissue damage. The brown discoloration of the skin around eyes is ascribed to bleeding under the skin that may not necessarily be in the eye but anywhere on the face. A black eye generally takes a few or more weeks to recover and doesn’t’ usually indicate a serious injury; however, in some cases the manifestation could lead to an alarming prognosis such as an eye injury, subconjuctival hemorrhage, skull fracture or hypertension. In this article we will deal with all the effective ways and approaches that could help answer ‘How to get rid of a black eye?’ However, it is to be understood here that this bruise around the eye tends to heal on its own over a stretched period of time. Treatment is helpful but only to a little extent.

Learn How to get rid of a black eye:

An injury of the facial or cranial tissues is followed by bleeding underneath the skin. Depending upon the severity of the bleeding, the absorption of blood takes around 2 to 4 weeks. However, the iron containing ‘haem’ component of the blood generally takes much longer to vanish away and it is this component that gives the eye a characteristic blackish brown coloration. A black eye may be accompanied by symptoms like pain, migraine, blurred vision and blood dripping down from nose. Here are some effective ways that can help you get rid of a black eye but you can obviously not expect results overnight. You have to give it some time while it heals.


Cryotherapy can be of good use in the treatment of black eye. Apply some ice around your eye on and off intermittently. You can use this therapy a couple times in a day but make sure you don’t overdo it. Usually, application of ice twice a day is more than enough.

Massage around your eye

While there is no medical nod for the procedure as such, massaging can actually help clear the blackening of skin. Pour a small amount of lotion on your palm and using the ring finger of the other hand pick a chunk of it and apply over / around the eye with a massaging movement. This will increase blood circulation to the eyes and help heal the black eye. However, you have to be really cautious while doing this in order not to make things worse. Be very gentle while massaging and do not press your eyes or the skin hard.

Eye exercise

massage around your eye
Now there is this eye exercise that can also help relieve the problem by drawing increased blood circulation towards the eyes. This involves moving the eyes in a circular motion in such a way that you hold your eyes for around 2 seconds in each of the four directions. Repeat it in sets of 5 to 10 times almost thrice in a day. This is a really effective therapy for black eye.

Pain killers

pain killers
Now, that you know black eye wouldn’t go without completing its span plus / minus a week depending upon what treatmental procedure you adopted; it is always good and comforting to use pain killers in order to get rid of black eye associated pains and aches. Many over the counter analgesics are available commercially that you can use to relieve the pain. These include aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen etc. However, if black eye is traced back to some underlying medical problem, you must seek proper medical assistance to avoid any further adverse manifestations.


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