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My wife hit her forehead just above her right eye, and the

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My wife hit her forehead just above her right eye, and the area around her eye has swollen it shut. What should I do?
Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question.Are you available to chat?


Doctor DanB : I think the cool pack is one of the best things you candy for t, at least 20 minuts of every hour for the next 24 hours. Also, lying down will help,limit the swelling.
Doctor DanB : That should have said, it is one of the best things you can do forint..
Doctor DanB : Do you have any other questions about this?

She is lying down with the cool pack over the swollen area, and she is not in any serious distress. Nonetheless, is there anything that I should be looking for that would indicate that there is a more serious problem needing immediate medical attention?

Doctor DanB : I would just make sure there isn't any vision loss or eye pain.

There is no eye pain, but she cannot see out of her eye to determine if there is any vision impairment. I guess that I will just keep checking on her through the night. Thanks.

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