Thursday, July 10, 2008

Got a black eye? Now what?

People get black eyes for many reasons - falling, car accidents, hitting your head - but once you get one, what do you do?

I've heard that it helps to put a slab of meat on the eye. Bad idea! Bacteria in the meat can lead to an eye infection.

Put a covered ice pack on the eye for a few minutes every 30 minutes for the first 24 hours to reduce swelling ... Good Idea!

Wrap your bag of ice in a paper towel or thin towel to help prevent skin damage from the ice. Good Idea!

Cover the black eye with concealer, then mineral powder foundation.....Good Idea! - this way you won't scare the little kids!

If you have any questions/concerns about a black eye, call your doctor. Medical advice is not given on this site.

We'd love to hear your ideas on treating a black eye - and if there is a funny or unusual story behind it, include that too. We love laughing.

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