First Aid for Black Eye

Black eye is a result of bruising of the skin. Mostly black eye is not a major injury and it gets cured after a week or two. In some cases, if both eyes are black it can be a result of a head injury which can be serious. Below are a few first aid tips for black eye:-

First Aid for Black Eye

If a person is suffering from black eye, first make sure the patient is brought to a safe place. If you notice blood or any body fluids, do not panic. Stay calm as it is important for the rescuer to use his/her common sense and avoid any hazards.

Call the ambulance and describe the patient’s condition. Now in the mean time, by the time the ambulance comes arrange for an ice pack. Place this ice pack on the patient’s black eye for 15-20 minutes. Remember that you should not leave the ice pack on the eye beyond 20 minutes at a time. Applying ice can help to reduce the swelling but the discoloration will fade with time.

Causes of Black Eye

There are various factors that can cause black eye. For example:-

  • Facial surgical procedures
  • Bites
  • Allergies
  • Blow to nose or eye

Symptoms of Black Eye

If you notice the below symptoms for black eye you need to immediately pay attention to it:-

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Discoloration of eye
  • Head injuries may also swell or blacken the eyes
  • Blurry vision due to swelling
  • Blow to nose which causes swelling of the eye

Symptoms of Black Eye getting severe

  • Continuous headache
  • Inability to move eyes
  • Double vision
  • Blood issue from ears or nose
  • Blood on eye surface
  • Loss of sight
  • Loss of consciousness

Prevention for Black Eye

The best way is prevention and it can be done by following the below tips:-

  • Always protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses
  • Avoid getting into fist fights

Follow the above information and keep your eyes safe. In case if you notice anything serious, get it immediately checked by the doctor. As your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body, remember to be safe all the time.

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