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Black Eye Self-Care at Home
Rest and ice applied early after the injury help decrease swelling and pain.
Ice helps decrease swelling by constricting blood vessels, by decreasing fluid accumulation, and by cooling and numbing the area.
Protect the area from further injury. Avoid athletic or other possibly injurious activities until the eye has healed.
Do not put a steak or a piece of raw meat on a black eye. Putting potentially bacteria-laden meat on a mucous membrane or an open skin injury can be dangerous.
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