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Burst blood vessels from vomiting?

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FlyLikeABird Sun 23-Mar-14 23:00:54

Feel human again today but after a rather violent bout of D&V yesterday I have been left with a rather battered looking face and neck.

After the first vom I immediately came up in purple blotches around my eyes cheek and neck. After a bit of a panic and deciding it wasn't meningitis (they didn't disappear with pressure) I guessed it must be burst capillaries.

Has anyone else had this and if so how long did it last for? The sports are more red today than purple but I do look like I've got a black eye hmm

pictish Sun 23-Mar-14 23:09:26

Not me but ds2. He gets what we call the 'rage rash' when he has a tantrum, as he shouts so hard he bursts blood vessels on his face.
Also if he strains to do a poo, or is sick.

My ds1 was once blue lighted to A&E with suspected meningitis, owing to the rash, after vomitting when he had a high temperature.
Same thing.

I think it's harmless enough x

ImperialBlether Sun 23-Mar-14 23:10:23

I get this whenever I'm sick. The bruising can last two or three days depending on how badly I've vomited. It's really awful as it can't be hidden by make-up either. I get affected around my eyes and along my jaw as well. It looks as though I'm wearing black eyeshadow or I've been beaten up.

FlyLikeABird Sun 23-Mar-14 23:38:30

Thanks for the reassurance. I'm glad it's not serious, I've never had this happen before but I'm 21wks pregnant so maybe it's all that extra blood volume at the moment smile

You're right about make up, it won't be covered up (not by my cheapy stuff anyway).

For the time being I'll try not to get the rage grin

FlyLikeABird Tue 25-Mar-14 12:01:05

It's just about faded now, thanks for all the advice.

Stars66 Tue 25-Mar-14 15:57:19

Glad it's faded, I once vommed so hard I burst a blood vessel in my eye which filled up with blood and didn't fade for nearly 3 monthsshockshockshock
It has taken about 10 years for me to eat Chinese again!!

shewhowines Wed 26-Mar-14 09:08:50

I did my eyelid blood vessels when throwing up after a particularly heavy drinking session blush

shewhowines Wed 26-Mar-14 09:09:36

Many years ago, I might add, when I was not quite so sensible

FlyLikeABird Wed 26-Mar-14 13:23:14

It's grim isn't it, my eyes usually go but never before my face!

It was after a delicious Waitrose meal for £10 curry. I loved it but don't think I could face it again sad. It wasn't the meal by the way, I just once every few years get a terrible reaction to greasy food, it's usually fish and chips which again I love.

squizita Wed 26-Mar-14 13:51:35

My entire left eye will fill with blood (!!) but tit fades over 48hr. The spots sooner - 24hr.

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