Treating Bruises On The Face After An Accident?
2 weeks ago I had an accident, and maybe because of a hard enough impact on my face it made my cheeks bulge and my white eyes turned red (blood). after being discharged from the hospital, I compress my face alternately with ice water and warm water (day). Until now, my cheeks are still swollen, hard to the touch and still bruised, but it’s not like last week. I am still taking painkillers and antibiotics from the doctor. how should it be, is it natural if all this time?
Hi Sri Ayu,
Bruises and swelling can occur due to a collision or collision that causes damage to the skin, blood vessels, or to damage to the bones or organs in them. Wound healing itself will be different for each individual depending on the condition of the bruise itself, the location of the bruise, the severity of the wound and also the wound recovery process.
In severe injuries, it can last up to several weeks, especially if there are deeper injuries such as fractures in the bones, ruptured blood vessels or other conditions. For that still follow the treatment from the doctor as recommended. Get enough rest, pay attention to food intake, avoid impact and pressure such as during sleep, and keep doing cold compresses to reduce pain followed by warm compresses to reduce swelling.
Check with the doctor who treats you to assess your condition. If nausea, vomiting, severe pain, visual disturbances, and shortness of breath or fainting occur, immediately go to a health facility for immediate treatment.
Also read articles about head injuries.
Hope it is useful,
dr. Adi P.