In common, black eye or periorbital hematoma is the name of blackening area surrounding our eyes. This embarrassing problem is the consequence of a bruise around the eye which darkens day after day. In other words, black eye causes bleeding under the skin and discoloration. In fact, there are a lot of factors which result in a black eye and the most common reasons are accidents or personal fighting. Sometimes, liver problems, fatigue, allergic reaction or insect bites also lead to the black eye. When people experience this situation, they may face to swelling, discoloration, blurred vision or even difficulty in opening their eyes. However, in some serious cases, loss of vision, headache, vomit or even unconsciousness can occur and these symptoms might threat your health. Therefore, when you have a black eye and you definitely want to eliminate it fast, let’s try some available home remedies listed below. Do remember that if you are experiencing bleeding on your black eye, you need to see a doctor first to check your health carefully since these home remedies can only work effectively when you are out of danger.
- Ice pack applying
An ice pack is one of the best treatments that you should apply as soon as possible for a black eye. This can numb the pain as well as reduce swelling by making the blood vessels down significantly. It also stops internal bleeding to keep the bruises from worse status. In order to apply this treatment, you need to take a few pieces of ice and rub it gently around your eyes. Ice the affected area every hour for the first 24 hours until you get results of taking away your black eye. Remember do not apply directly ice to the skin around the eye, use a cloth for treatment. Moreover, you do not put any pressure because that can cause further injury to the eye.
- Vitamin C
People know that vitamin C is an excellent assistant in boosting the immune system and it also can promote the speed of healing injuries. Add some foods rich in vitamin C in your daily meals or take some supplements with doctor’s recommended dose to get rid of black eye effectively. Some vegetables rich in vitamin C you can use:
- Red or green peppers
Scientists suggested that both papaya and pineapple have high levels of vitamin C and also contain an enzyme named bromelain that promotes break down blood clots as well as reduces bruise. However, you cannot take enough the amount of vitamin C just by eating or drinking these kinds of fruit’s juice. In this case, you should take a supplement of vitamin C about 200-400 milligrams can help make the swelling go away easily.
- Vitamin K
It is good to combine vitamin K with vitamin C or other home remedies to get away black eye because vitamin K can help to reduce inflammation effectively. By taking a supplement dose or getting vitamin K through broccoli, spinach will work excellent for your back eye.
Potato is one of the best ways to make black eye disappear since raw potato contain enzymes which help to dissolve blood clot from the skin below.
How to apply:
- Cut a potato into thick slices then place in the refrigerator. After that, apply these cold potato slices on swelling area.
- Another method you can use with potato is that grating some fresh potatoes then place them over your bruise. Leave it for about 15 minutes to reduce swelling effectively.
Repeat these methods several times a day for a less swelling skin in the next morning. Moreover, you can use cucumbers slices or tea bags to get rid of the black eye in the same way.
- Massage swelling with natural oils
In order to reduce swelling as well as improve blood circulation to the affected area, you just need to massage the bruising area gently. Practice this method twice daily with one or by mixing two of the following kinds of oils: olive oil, vitamin E, coconut oil and tea tree essential oil for the best results.
- Boiled egg
Boiled egg is an ancient Chinese method which has been used for several years to heal bruise as well as get rid of the black eye.
How to apply:
- Boil an egg until it is hard.
- Then peel the shell and gently roll it over the swelling so that you do not conflict more pain.
- When the egg is cold, just boil it again then repeat this process.
- Practice the method several times a day until you get some changes.
- Cayenne pepper
An ancient combination of petroleum jelly and cayenne pepper has been used for years to get rid of trauma that causes bruise as well as swelling on the eye. All you to do is to mix 5 tablespoons of Vaseline with 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper and leave it to stay cool and solidify. Then apply the mixture to the trauma a couple of hours and wipe it off. Remember to repeat the process 3 times a day to get the faster results and you have to make sure not to leave any of this mixture into the eye.