How to Treat Black Eye

  posted by: Rio Dianne



how to treat black eyePeriorbital hematoma is the medical term for black eye.  In layman’s term, this can also be called as “shiner”.  Generally, this occurs as a result of an injury to the face or the head.  This is considered a minor injury, however having this can still be somewhat embarrassing and not to mention extremely painful. The healing time will usually take atleast a few days to run its course, but there are some ways you can do on how to treat black eye using home remedies and other alternative treatment.  Yes, they can actually heal with some treatment which you can do by yourself. Remember though that the tips we’ll give you only goes for mild bruising and discoloration of the eye. If your orbits have been badly bruised, it is advised that you seek medical interventions to be certain that there isn’t any damage to the eye as well as when it’s associated with broken nose, broken teeth, and vomiting.

How to Cure Black Eye

  • Cure the condition immediately by reducing swelling and stopping the bleeding internally.  With an ice packed wrapped in a thin cloth, put it on the affected area.  Be careful not to apply too much pressure, though.
  • You can also apply heat on the black eye 24-48 hours post injury and allow it to absorb the excess blood and calm the tissues on your eyes.
  • Elevate the head while sleeping.  This can reduce pressure on the eyes.
  • Acetaminophen and other pain medications can be beneficial in alleviating pain and swelling.  Limit intake of aspirin though as it can increase bleeding for some instances.
  • Nowadays, the use of Vitamin K had been accepted as a new way on how to treat black eye.  It is known that Vitamin K aids in promoting and accelerating the healing of the tissue.  This is widely available through cream and oil.  Follow the packaging instructions on how to use it correctly.
  • Another home remedy which you can do is to mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper with five teaspoons of Vaseline.  Blend thoroughly and apply on the affected area atleast three times a day.
  • Another way on how to get rid of it is the use Vitamin C which can actually help to speed up the healing process.
  • Allow the bruise to heal and recover.  Prevent yourself from playing any sports that can increase the chances of getting eye injuries.

I guess that’s it.  Those are some of the tips we can give you on how to treat black eye. Finally, you may have heard other people telling you to put raw steak on the affected area to promote quicker healing process, but the truth is, there isn’t any medical evidence that it could really help you with your quest.  Just don’t try it anymore as it can even be one of the causes for possible infection.


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