Dealing with black eyes

Discussion in 'Injuries and Prevention' started by Smaug97, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Smaug97

    Smaug97 Valued Member

    Hi all- just got back from muay thai and got the mother of all black eyes (walked onto a hook), i understand ice is in order anything else i should bear in mind?
  2. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Don't apply ice directly to the wound, as there is a risk of burning.

    Wrap the ice in a cloth to protect the skin.

    Use a bag of peas rather than ice cubes, as they mould better to the face.

    After a couple of days you can apply a warm compress, which draws blood to the affected area.

    Make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals in your diet.

    Any problems after a couple of days get checked out by a doctor.

    Hope that helps somewhat.

    One other thing. Never apply a steak to the face.
  3. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Don't walk on to hooks.
  4. Smaug97

    Smaug97 Valued Member

    Ice but not direct, get heat later and eat well- not getting punched will also help
  5. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Wear it proudly!
  6. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    expect wierd looks from strangers, and a few difficult conversations with coworkers.

    also dont say as a joke your partner has a temper........

    people remember things like that.
  7. ned

    ned Valued Member

    I have in the past used a bit of my wife's concealer on a light black eye.
    Or for a proper shiner wear a pair of shades like a pro :cool:
    ( although you risk looking like a douche if you try wearing them inside :p).
  8. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    I would have went with that as well.

    Living with and not focussing on it.

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