Care recipient (cr) needs to treat a black eye he she got after falling down

Try: During the first 24-48 hours place an icepack lightly on the black eye for about 20 minutes of each waking hour do not leave ice on the eye for more than 20 minutes at a time after the first 48 hours changing from ice to heat may improve healing again only about 20 minutes at a time about once an hour watch the eye for swelling or infection if cr cr’s vision is obstructed from swelling or there is drainage or bleeding from the eye call a doctor never put raw meat on a black eye there is a first aid myth that putting steak on a black eye will help it heal faster it will not in fact putting raw meat on a black eye is more likely to cause an infection never put pressure on the eyeball eyes are delicate and pressure can lead to serious permanent injury ice works to decrease swelling but there there’s not really anything that can be done for the discoloration it will eventually fade call 9-1-1 if you see any of the following bleeding from the eyeball do not apply pressure loss of consciousness two black eyes especially if the injury was to a part of the head other than the face confusion loss of vision or blurred vision vertigo dizziness

Materials: Ice pack

Categories: Medical Physical

Information: From the telephone book look under support groups or nicotine anonymous

References: how to treat a black eye by rod brouhard 2012 available at www about com

Keywords: Black eye falls falling fell

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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