Suffering from a black eye is not one of the most pleasant things – in fact it can throw your schedule off and have negative consequences on your upcoming plans. Luckily, there are some easy and quick things you can do to eliminate or at least reduce the negative effects of this condition. While it’s recommended you seek medical attention if you’re suffering from black eyes, there are some things you can do – at home – that will seriously help you in your efforts. Want to get rid of those black eyes? Here’s a list of proven homemade remedies for black eyes.
What is it? Signs and symptoms
Often known as a ‘shiner’, this ailment of the eye is scientifically classified as ‘periorbital hematoma’ – or, in layman’s terms, a bruise on the area around the eye. This bruising is due to the breaking of tiny blood vessels in the area. The blood that gets released is trapped and builds up – hence, the bruising and discoloration (and swelling). Not everyone experiences the same symptoms, although the most common ones are discoloration and swelling around the eye, as well as soreness and pain.
How it’s diagnosed
To be sure, it’s important to visit your medical expert or general practitioner if you feel you have the symptoms; your doctor will examine the area and will also check how well your eyes work. He or she will also check how well your pupils dilate by exposing them to light. If fracture is suspected, there may be X-ray examinations necessary.
What you can do
Here are some simple home remedies that can help you a lot on the way to recovery. Try the following:
Cold compress – put an ice pack on the area as soon as the trauma is felt. This will reduce or halt the swelling before it gets full-blown.
Chilled tea bags – chilled tea bags on your eyes may help improve blood circulation and get rid of blood clots
Warm compress – heat should not be applied immediately, but may help healing once the injury is apparent and a few days have gone by. Heat improves blood circulation in the area.
Get your head up – to avoid headaches, lie down with your head on an extra pillow.
As you can see, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the symptoms of black eyes and make you heal better – it requires a little bit of research, yet on the other hand, the information we have provided is already a good step forward. Remember that it’s a healing process, so you should be relaxing as much as possible and letting your body take care of it. The aids are only aids – it’s up to you and how you handle it.
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