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Black Eye Help


#1

got my eye blacked - swollen shut now...usually no big deal but, this time the "timing" is bad - need it to fade away faster any tips ?


#2

Ice and very very gentle massage maybe.


#3

Second black eye.

Disguise as Racoon.


#4

Ice worked when I had a bad one. I got tagged with a ball while playing handball. I went home, filled a small baggie with ice, laid down and put it over my eye. By the next morning 90% of the swelling was gone and it only got a bit discolored. But you have to stick with the ice for at least a few hours for it to work. The trick is to get the ice on it ASAP.

Rob


#5

Come up with a good cover story and don't worry about it. Just play it cool and don't let anyone shake your resolve.


#6

Be happy to help you with that...


#7

You make raccoon disguises?


#8

Own it. Best thing you can do.

What ever you do, don't try to hide it with make up or any thing - people will still see it and THEN you will be that guy wearing makeup! LOL

Does the other guy look just as pretty?


#9

Swollen with pus leaking out or just swollen?

If the former use a tea bag as a poultice - kills infection and draws out the pus.


#10

Try scraping the area with a comb or the edge of a coin.

It works for a hickey.


#11

Stick your whole head in a bucket of ice for 15 minutes three times a day.

Should do the trick.


#12

The BEST thing is going to be Arnica gel or cream. You should be able to find it at walgreens or Walmart and some Supplement shops.


#13

I would tell everyone, "you think this looks bad, you should see the other guy."


#14

Get an eyepatch and tell everyone you decided to be a pirate for a few days


#15

Sunglasses


#16

Aw man, that's harsh.


#17

roflmao. I was like man did I really type that, then I was like yeah I see what you did.


#18

Tell people if they have a problem with your eye being black they must be racist. They they will feel ashamed and not bring it up any more.


#19

Put DMSO on it.


#20

Hey Guy's - I have no problem with wearing a black eye when I earn one - just this time it happened at a bad time for an occasion coming up - update eye finally opened still swollen bluepurple sround the socket.