A black eye is caused by bleeding under the skin around the eye. Most injuries that cause a black eye aren’t serious. But a black eye may indicate a more serious injury, such as an internal injury to the eye or a fracture of the thin bones around the eye. The following remedies can help you quickly get rid of a black eye.
Ice pack are the best treatments for a black eye. It will immediately help to reduce swelling and constrict blood vessels in the area to reduce and prevent any internal bleeding. Wrap the ice in a piece of soft cloth. Hold it over the eye for about 10 minutes. Do not apply ice directly on the eyes. Repeat the process several times a day during the first 48 hours.
Potato is one of the best way to get rid of a black eye fast. It reduces the swelling as well as pain. Take a potato and cut it into thick slices, place this slices in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and then place the cold slices of potato on your eyes. Now, leave it on for at least 15 minutes to reduce swelling. Repeat this process regularly till you get rid of the black eye.
Papaya and Pineapple:
Papaya and pineapple are both very effective home remedy for black eye. Both are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help to speed up the healing process of the bruised skin. They has high source of an enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme helps to keep the swelling down to give relief from the pain. Drink these fruit juices or eat the fruits. Else, apply the pulp of these fruits around the blackened area of the eyes.
Take a tea bag and soak it in warm water. Then, place warm tea bag on the black eye. Remember, tea bag should be warm when you place it on your eye. This will reduce swelling and provide relief in the pain. This is one of the best treatments for the black eye.
Vitamin C helps in any type of healing process. There are many food items rich in vitamin C such as Indian gooseberries, guavas, peppers, limes, lemons, broccoli, mangoes and oranges.