Black Eye Topic Guide
Black Eye: A black eye is a common injury to the face. Most cases of a black eye occur due to an blow to the face by another person or an object. Other causes of swelling around the eye include bug bites, skin infections, allergic reactions, and teeth infections. Treatment for a black eye is generally ice, rest, and OTC pain medications.
Bruises A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Symptoms and signs include pain and discolored skin. Applying a cold compress may speed healing and reduce swelling. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be taken for pain.