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How should I treat my black eye?

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Put ice on it without pressing on your eye. If it hurts, take acetaminophen (Tylenol). Don't take aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), because they can cause more bleeding.

From: Black Eye Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: "Eye Injuries."

Merck Manuals: "Blunt Injuries to the Eye."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Eye Injury."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Eye Contusion."

Black Eye Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 17, 2020

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: "Eye Injuries."

Merck Manuals: "Blunt Injuries to the Eye."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Eye Injury."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Eye Contusion."

Black Eye Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 17, 2020

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