Waiting for Roland (357.3 days ago) Update: we did ice against her will, tylenol and a coke. All that is left is a pinky red spot on her upper cheek! Yay! I will keep these tricks in mind for next time.
Waiting for Roland (358 days ago) Who knew?!?( the caffiene.) We always put the ice ina sandwhich bag and wrap in a dish towel but I think touching it just hurt. I gave her kiddo tylenol and a coke ....it does seem to look better.
hannahe (358 days ago) oh poor girl! i totally did that the other day after watching so you think you can dance! LOL! and im 24!!!! i couldnt tell people how i got the bruise! hahaha. if she doesnt want ice i would just leave it alone, it will probably heal itself after it looks totally gnarly for a few days even weeks
allynne7 (jaime) (358 days ago) Oh, apparently this is what you`re suppossed to do. Who knew!?: Head trauma near the eye should always be treated immediately with a cold compress to help prevent swelling and a black eye. If you have children, you should certainly be familiar with this part of the treatment for a black eye. *~*~* 1) Administer a pain reliever with acetaminophen and caffeine immediately to help reduce pain and the chances of getting a black eye. You will want to administer acetaminophen with caffeine (tension headache or migraine formulas have caffeine) immediately because caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, a chemical that causes your blood vessels to constrict. You want to reduce the amount of blood that can reach the damaged area at first because blood will simply seep out of the damaged capillaries and cause a larger black eye. *~*~* 2) 48 hours after the injury has occurred you should switch from cold compresses to warm compresses to treat the black eye. By now the capillaries and blood vessels surrounding your eye should be repaired, and it`s time to get more blood flowing through those veins to help get rid of that black eye. *~*~* 3) Keep your head elevated while you sleep, and try not to roll over to the side where the black eye may be forming. Keeping your head and your black eye elevated will help reduce blood pressure in your head. True, by now you`re applying compresses to help improve blood flow to those areas, but think of the blood vessels being repaired as very delicate balloons, any amount of pressure could make them pop, leaking blood and making the black eye worse. *~* ~* 4) Warm compresses, head elevation during the night, and massaging the tissue in gentle circles should get rid of a black eye, but if it doesn`t you should go see a doctor. Any bruise, whether it`s on your eye or on your arm, should start to see improvement within 2 weeks if not sooner.
allynne7 (jaime) (358 days ago) OMG, poor thing! (I`m sorry but I`m giggling. What is up with these kids!?! Mine hit the wall last week!). Can you wrap the ice in a cloth? Or use frozen peas/coen instead? Just don`t press on the tender skin. That can hurt and add more to the injury. Other than that I`m not sure anything can heal it quicker.
frenchie23 (358.1 days ago) As far as I know ice is best... I wouldn`t know what else to use lol... A couple weeks ago my 16months old tripped and fell on her face on furniture and ended with a swollen/black eye, I tried to ice it, she did not let me.... I think she screamed more when I was trying to apply ice (wrapped in a wash cloth) then when she actually hurt herself so I just left it... I applied a lil polysporin and she was fine.. (there was a tiny cut)