How To Get Rid Of A Black Eye

You may be experiencing a black eye and due to unexpected events you need to get rid of that black eye quickly.  We are sure you have heard many old wives' tales and received a lot of advice from family and friends who feel they know the right way. Now it's time to try some of these tips and see if that black eye can disappear.

To get rid of a black eye, you will need.

  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Ice Pack
  • Warm Wash Cloth
  • Castor Oil
  • Potato
  1. Fruit Salad is effective for black eyes.  Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Rask an enzyme found in pineapples and papayas are useful in changing the molecular structure of the blood. This will help reduce the bruising and swelling around the eye.
  2. Cold and Heat Therapy.  For the first four hours you will want to apply ice packs to the area.  For this to be effective you have to apply the ice for twenty minutes each hour.  After the first initial 24 hours you will want to switch to the warm wash cloth. Apply the warm wash cloth to the eye at least three times a day in a 24 hour period.
  3. Castor oil massage. Massaging castor oil into the eye can reduce inflammation and swelling. Gently rub the castor oil into the bruised area around the eye taking every precaution not to get the castor oil into the eye. Should this happen, make sure you flush the eye with water.
  4. Peel and slice a potato on a black eye for 30 minutes.  Make sure you wash the potato prior to using. This helps relieve the symptoms of a black eye and relaxes the eye muscles. You can do this as many times as you want throughout the day.

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