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What can I do to get rid of bruise under the eye It has been

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What can I do to get rid of bruise under the eye? It has been four weeks. How long should I expect the darkness to last?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.

How did you get the bruise?
How extensive was it?
Is it improving?
Do you have any trouble with your vision?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I was hit. There was some swelling. Yes, it is improving. The swelling is gone and the bruise has faded tremendously. I have some dark circles remaining and want to clear it up. There was no trouble with vision or movement. No pain at all.


Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
It will eventually fade away. Small bruises can go away in as little as 3-5 days, but more extensive bruises can take 4-6 weeks. As long as it is improving. The skin around the eyes will change colors as the blood is broken down.

No treatment is needed, just time Smile.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Should I use any topical treatments?
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
Topical treatments are not likely to make the bruise clear any faster.
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