What causes instant swelling around cut?

Have Cut near eye brow happened last week was a little swollen it went done and was fine today it swelled up around the cut and now black and blue and blood coming out

Doctor Answers 2

Brow laceration

Please seek medical attention for your injury. The swelling may be related to hematoma formation and/or active infection. It this is a foreign body injury - you may have retained foreign material in the wound. Appropriate management will spare you from scarring and additional procedures to correct a poor outcome from neglect.


Charlottesville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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You may have an infected wound.

I recommend going to an urgent care facility or see your primary care physician.  If you need a referral to a plastic surgeon, they will be able to facilitate that referral for you.  Please to not wait because this can cause scaring and damage that can be avoided by proper care and management.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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