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Remedies for blood clot in the eye

June 4th, 2018 | Posted by corinne grace in Basic First Aid Skills - (Comments Off on Remedies for blood clot in the eye)

Blood clot in the eye is bleeding under the conjunctiva or the outer protective coating of the eyeball in the eye. It gradually changes color and disappear but sometimes blood clots in the eye can be caused by injuries and needs to be treated.

The white portion of the eye is layered by the conjunctiva with blood vessels and nerves. The blood vessels behind the eyes are very delicate and can easily rupture and result to blood clots. If not properly treated can cause a blurred vision and eventually reduced eye sight. Blood clots can also form in new born babies caused by changes in the pressure in the body of the infant during childbirth.

Causes

  • Eye injury
  • Constipation
  • Excessive strain on the eye

    blood clot

    Red spot or patch on the white area of the eye.

  • Excessive sneezing or coughing
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Medications such as blood thinners when taken excessively
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Deficiency in Vitamin K
  • Over stressed
  • Severe infection of the eye

Symptoms

  • Red spot or patch on the white area of the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Itchiness or irritations in the eye
  • Sensation of fullness in the eye or under the eyelid
  • Blurred vision

Treatment

  • Prescribed lubrication for the eyes such as artificial tears to soothe the eyes. Avoid rubbing the eyes to prevent further irritations and worsen the condition.
  • Place a hot compress on the eyelid to lessen the pain and the irritations. Soak a clean facecloth in hot water. Place it in a plastic bag and then place it across the area for at least 5-7 times every day.
  • Soak a clean wash cloth in cold water. Wring out excess water from the cloth and then place it directly on the area for at least 1-2 minutes to lessen blood clots and the pain. Another alternative is wrapping ice cubes in a towel and compress the eye and splashing cold water into the affected eyes is also good for the condition. Repeat this process at least 4-5 times for 8-10 minutes.
  • Heat 2 glasses of water and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Stir well until salt is fully dissolved. Let the solution cool down to room temperature. Wash the affected eye thoroughly using this solution at least 2-3 times every day to flush out foreign particles and for fast healing of the condition.
  • Prescribed antibiotic eye drop if the blood clot in the eye is caused by external infections.
  • Regular exercises by walking briskly for at least 30-45 minutes every day to increase blood circulation and dissolve and prevents formation of blood clots. Low impact aerobic exercises such as dancing, roller skating, swimming and cargo training equipment are also good for the condition.

Blood clot in the calf

April 24th, 2015 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Blood clot in the calf)

A direct rounded trauma in the calf region can cause formation of blood clot in the deep veins of the lower leg and will cause pain as well as cause blockage in the circulation of blood. The calf area will be swollen and tender to the touch.

The vein is a vessel that carries blood to the heart. There are two types of veins, the superficial and the deep veins. The deep vein is located deep inside the tissue and muscles, while the superficial veins are located on the surface of the skin which is green in color. Deep veins are larger in size and have a valve that pushes the blood toward the heart.

Calf veins are prone to end up with deep vein thrombosis. A thrombus is a small-sized blood clot found in the vessel. It can be caused by smoking, immobility of a person for long periods of time, birth control pills, fractures, being obese, sitting for long periods of time and post-operative complications.

Symptoms of blood clot in the calf

Blood clot in the calf

Persistent pain caused by stasis of blood in the lower leg

  • Pain can be felt in the lower leg, usually in the calf muscles if there is blood clot in that area.
  • A burning pain in the ankle and foot
  • Flexing of the affected leg is difficult due to the severe pain
  • Persistent pain caused by stasis of blood in the lower leg
  • The back of the affected calf area becomes warm and red due to the inflammation.
  • The calf area is tender and sensitive when touched
  • There is difficulty in moving, standing and walking caused by the clot in the calf muscle.
  • Pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack and other complications can be caused by the blood clot in the calf.

If the following symptoms are present, it simply indicates a blood clot in the calf. It is best to consult a doctor for proper treatment of the condition.

Treatment and home remedies of blood clot in the calf

  • Anticoagulants can be used with deep vein thrombosis. This medication stops fresh clots from forming while at the same time melt the already present clot in the vein. This form of treatment can last for a few months.
  • Use compression stockings in order to minimize the pain and swelling. These should be worn throughout the day when there is a blood clot in the calf.
  • Stop taking birth control pills and stop smoking.
  • Avoid standing for long periods of time in order to minimize the pressure on the legs.
  • When sitting or lying down, elevate the affected leg on a chair or pillow. It should be elevated above the level of the heart to help reduce the pressure and pain.
  • Apply a warm compress on the affected area as long as necessary in order to reduce the pain which can be done while the individual is relaxing or sleeping.
  • You can also compress the affected leg by covering it snugly using an Ace bandage, brace or specialized stockings.