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Old 11-07-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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Default How do I make a black eye go away faster?

I came around a corner quickly and bopped heads with my son. His very hard noggin hit me right on the eyebrow and made a big goose egg. This all happened yesterday and now I have a black eye.

Does anyone know how to get it to go away quickly?
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Take lots of vitamin C !
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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Keep cold packs on it, on and off, to encourage circulation. You may just have to wait it out and put a bit of make up on it.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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You may just have to wait it out and put a bit of make up on it.
Great - that is what my husband said too. He is very sensitive about this because he thinks everyone we encounter thinks he is a wife beater now!
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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LOL....tell him you will look really sad or scared at him when you are out in public....maybe you can get some jewelry out of this...
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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Rub witch hazel on it...pulls the bruise to the surface of the skin.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Do it again with the other eye so they look the same.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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People used to put steak on a black eye. Not sure if that really works or not.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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OK - it has been THREE WEEKS and it is finally, completely gone! It took about two weeks for other people to not comment and for the bruise to be completely covered with make-up, but three weeks for me to say it is completely gone.

Basically - nothing really helps except maybe sleeping upright for the first few nights. After about four days it quit getting worse but absolutely nothing I tried really helped at all (I admit, I did NOT try the steak as I felt like the only place I had ever really seen that done was a cartoon!)

Thanks for the suggestions, but it turns out that time is the only treatment!
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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It just takes awhile for the body to re-absorb the blood that caused the bruise! Glad it's gone!
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