Have you ever had a black eye?

@winterose (39931)
Canada
January 25, 2009 8:35am CST
A few days ago my friend here on mylot wrote a discussion about asking why people use a frozen steak on a black eye and why couldn't it be something else that is frozen. She wanted to know if it was a myth, old wives tale or did it really work. I promised I would research it for her. http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/62771/linda_ann_nickerson.html?message=true&contact=true&sent=true the link is not a referral just information so have you ever had a black eye? How did you get it? Did you put something on it? Have you ever tried a piece of Steak?
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@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I remember one time I went home late, coming home from real estate business activity while riding in a jeepney 2 guys boarded one sitting at my side the other infront. When the jeepney stopped at the next block two guys came in, immediately punched at the guy besides me what a strange his fist went straight to my face. Mind you, that's the very first black eye, I ever had. With my anger I didn't feel the pain. The guys inside apologized, but I won't forget that incident, having a blak eye not intended for me.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
oh that must have been awful,
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I have had one black eye as a result from my brother when I was 12 when we were playing and the swing hit me in the face. But I have never used a steak on it. Where I came from that meant wasted meat and it just wasn't done. If anything we would get a towel with ice in it and that was it. The link did not take us to the link about the black eye..I checked twice and although I didn't go through 6 pages or more of them to find out I didn't have time. Sorry.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
that is weird about the link, I will have to make a correction to it.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Okay..sorry..just thought you would like to know that it didn't take us to the discussion..Thanks.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
thanks hon,
@nzl8343 (50)
• China
26 Jan 09
My mother told me tea water can remove black eye,Maybe you can test it.I never use this method ever.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
I never had a black eye before though
@gie2910 (407)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I don't believe in, black eye and all that stuff. It is just something psychological!!!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
black eyes are medical not psychological, if somebody punches you in the eye you you get one whether you believe in it or not.
@gie2910 (407)
• United States
26 Jan 09
oooooooooooooooooooooops, sorry miss understanding, i though you were talking about magic and that stuff, LOL sorry, but i never had a black eye befor
@kezabelle (2985)
25 Jan 09
Poorly Becca - My youngest daughter when she had her bad eyes
No ive never had a black eye, my youngest daughter did though when she was about 16 months old or so. She had a very bad case of conjunctivitus it swelled both her eyes up and she was left with some really nasty bruising around both eyes bless her. Ive added a picture that was taken at the start of the illness too it got a lot worse and when cleared was left with two black eyes
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
thanks so much for your pics hon, your daughter is beautiful
@kezabelle (2985)
25 Jan 09
thank you she didnt look so great there bless her but thats also her in my avatar so as you can see no lasting damage!
• United States
8 Mar 09
I have often used items from my freezer, wrapped in a towel to reduce swelling. Never thought it had to be steak. Only reason I can think of to use steak instead of a package of peas is the density of the product. The peas would thaw much faster, so the meat would give a longer period of cold for relief.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
8 Mar 09
yep anything frozen does the trick
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
7 Mar 09
i had a black eye once when i was a little kid. i was walking home from school and i slipped on black ice and fell face first onto the ice! .. and that's how i got my black eye. i never tried a steak on it but my mom put something cold on it so the swelling would go down
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
8 Mar 09
that was actually the best thing to do.
@yezzyk (180)
• Netherlands
27 Jan 09
I've a some sort of a black eye ones, when I was still with my ex. Although he was aggressive, he gave me a bit of a black eye by accident. We were asleep and when he turned over in his sleep, his elbow bumped my eye. That woke me up :-) It wasn't that bad, so I never put anything on it. I think all I would put on is was camouflage make-up. Don't know about the steak :-)
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
28 Jan 09
we are talking to get down the swelling and you need ice for that, but not steak that is not good.
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi winterose, I have no tried having a black eye....this will help a lot for everyone if ever in the future! Thanks![/i]
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
27 Jan 09
thanks for reading the link hon
@ellie333 (21029)
26 Jan 09
Hi Winterose, I have had one black eye that I can remember and my dads dog done it with his claw and nobody believed it was the dog that had done it LOL. I think at the time I just put an ice pack on it to help bring out the bruising. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
27 Jan 09
yes the icepack is the best way to go. Nice dog lol
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I'm not really sure. I have always heard about putting steak on a black eye but I do not have any experience with this. I have never had a black eye. I think and ice pack would be best.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
27 Jan 09
yes the ice pack is the best, the steak if it is raw will cause infection
• Netherlands
26 Jan 09
I had black eyes from my rhinoplasty and I did not use a steak for that. I just used a specially designed ice pack for the eyes. It looked like a sleeping mask but was not too cold to hurt. It worked really well. I would never put raw meat on myself whether it is frozen or not. Just doesn't sound safe.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
no it is not very safe at all.
@j47lee (743)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
I think i was 7 or 8 years old when I had a black eye on my left eye... It was recess and i was playing in the play ground.. one of the older girls were running too.. and shoved me.. and hit my eye with her elbow... i fell down.. she dint even stop to pick me up... and after few hours i got the black eye.. and then I had people calling me pirate..grrr... lol.. My mom used some medicine on my eye every night... and no she dint use any steak...
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
yes it usually goes away on its own anyhow.
• United States
26 Jan 09
yes ive had a black eye. though i was lucky that it happened when i was on vacation and was pretty faint compared to some ive seen lol! it was from an ex-boyfriend of mine though. i just used a pack of frozen peas actually. id heard of using steak, but my eye wasnt very puffy at all and i just couldnt see wasting a perfectly edible steak on it lol!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
yep anything frozen does the trick
@PrarieStyle (2505)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I've had two black eyes. I had a crooked bone in my nose and had the bone taken out. They had to break my nose to do it and when I woke up I had two of the biggest black eyes I had ever seen. No steak, nothing, I just waited it out. My daughter also had two black eyes when she got hit between them with a base ball. She was only little too, like two or three. It was so sad. To top it all off, just a few days before, her big brother cut almost all her hair off and put it in a baggie for some strange reason. She looked like Frankensteines daughter. I think the steak idea was just to get something cold on it to stop the swelling. I think ice would do the same. Although I don't think anything will take the bruising away, you just have to let it run it's course or try a little makeup.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
so sad for the little girl yes that is right anything frozen will bring down the swelling.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I am an asian, I was born to ahve black eyes but it has been changing to be dark brown and a blue bordered... it's very strange... I know there's a recipe to make your eyes look darker according to the chinesae recipe.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
no we are not talking about the colour of your eyes, we are talking about bruises under your eye on your face that comes purple or black after an injury
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I havent got a black eye. . But I know that would really hurt if I had one. .
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
I never had one either
• United States
25 Jan 09
No I never had a black eye. But I think that is a not true about the meat, I think as long as you have something cold it will work just as good
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
yes it has to be something frozen to bring the swelling down.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Over 30 years ago I was hit in the eye by a baseball bat. I think the lady in the school office gave me ice to put on it. I didn't want them to call my parents and tell them because I was supposed to go home with a friend after school and I was afraid my parnets wouldn't let me if they knew about the black eye. Didn't try steak on it. I don't think I could handle having raw meat on my face.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
an ice pack or frozen package of anything is better.
@AmbiePam (46400)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I was born with a black eye. The doctor used forceps to pull me out, and as a result it left me with a black eye. I've had a black eye one other time, but that was because of a car accident. I think anything cold helps a black eye. Which is good because I never have steak in my freezer. lol
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
yes anything frozen is what helps