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What can be done to cure the fluid filled bump on the eyebrow after getting hit ?

My friend hit his head about a week ago, he went to the hospital and there is not head trauma . Now, about a week later, he has a big, squishy bump on his eyebrow, almost like there is fluid in it. What s the quickest, best way to take care of this?
Asked On : Tue, 13 Mar 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response

The most common localized bump after injury is due to blood and fluid collection within the skin. This produces a bump with discolored skin above it sometimes without pain too. It will take around two to three weeks for such a swelling to come down.

So, if your friends bump is looking like one, try cold compresses with ice pack and an antiflammatory drug like a dose of ibuprofen twice a day after food for three days, until you get an appointment with the physician.

A physicians consultation is required to rule out any fracture associated (detected by X-ray or CT Scan)and the intervention needed accordingly. You might need an antibiotic too (as precautionary measure)as hematomas are prone for infections.

But confirm it with your doctor.

Answered: Fri, 4 May 2012
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Saurabh Mittal's  Response
Dear Friend,
There is almost a gap of one week between the initial injury and the development of fluid filled bump on the brow. The likelihood of the initial injury causing the bump on the head is low but the doubt of it being related has to be ruled out. An imaging of the head probably a CT Scan of the head may be required to rule out the relationship. Best is to consult an ophthalmologist (an orbit specialist) to decide further course of treatment.
Answered: Tue, 13 Mar 2012
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