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Hit on the eyebrow, later mild swelling. What should be done?

Hello I hit my eyebrow yesterday.. I left it alone and went on about my day I had a slight head ache but thought nothing of it. I continued on with my day and a little swelling appeared I placed ice on it then went to bed. I woke up and my eye was bigger but the swelling wasnt in the same spot where I hit it.. I'm also in a little pain.. Can you express to me what I should do.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. The swelling around the eye will be due to inflammatory oedema and a possible hematoma (blood clot) formation.
Its always better to consult an opthalmologist and seek his advice than self treating . Hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Fakhar-i-Rifaq's  Response
hi,thanks for the question when u r hit there is rupture of smalldeeper blood vessels with out the ruptureof skinso blood oocontinuoslycollected inthe injury area cauing thedilation of that areaso developing painand onsleeping the blood travelled insoft tissue area around the eye and not onthe site of always apply ice to injured area 2 apply compression bandage with a thick pad of gause and a press it with adhesive plaster 3 if relieved with in one weekthen good if swelin g persist then have aspiration with asyringe
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist Dr. Kerry Pottinger's  Response
You have taken the correct measures already. Applying ice will help. Swelling may develop in any part of the surrounding area and bruised tissues may last for a week before they disappear.
Best regards,
Dr K A Pottinger
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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