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How to Treat a Black Eye With a Hard Boiled Egg

author image Tammy Dray
Tammy Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Adirondack Life and Self. She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.
How to Treat a Black Eye With a Hard Boiled Egg
An egg is all you need for this quirky home remedy. Photo Credit pranodhm/iStock/Getty Images

Curing a black eye using a hard-boiled egg is an old idea. There’s no scientific evidence behind it and you will find many people scoff at the idea of rubbing an egg on their faces as a way to get rid of a bruise. However, trying it out won’t hurt and you might find that it actually relieves some of the pain and inflammation. Keep in mind that a black eye can indicate a more serious injury. If you have trouble seeing or are experiencing intense pain, talk to a doctor.

Step 1

Boil an egg until hard. The yolk should not longer be running by the time you retrieve it from the boiling water.

Step 2

Crack the egg open and remove the yolk, trying to keep the egg white as intact as possible.

Step 3

Wrap the egg white along with a silver ring. Use a soft, thin handkerchief or cloth. Make sure you do this quickly so the egg doesn’t get cold.

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Step 4

Apply the cloth over your eye, rubbing and moving it around until the egg cools down.

Step 5

Repeat a couple of times a day, using a new egg, until the black marks disappear.

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