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is it normal for my eyes to feel itchy when waking up in the morning

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
NO: Eye scratchiness and itching upon awakening is often due to dry eye rather than allergy. Try putting in some artificial tears and see if that helps. ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergy Test: Maybe a good idea to have a test determining the specific allergies. Avoidance of those allergens are most important. Otherwise nasal spray cortisone ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Warm water rinses: This symptom is most often caused by blepharitis, a very common chronic inflammation of the eyelids, of usually uknown cause. Could also be "allergies ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Itchy eyes: Itchy eyes can be due to: normal bacteria or demodex on eyelashes, allergies (pollen, chemicals, detergents, etc). Full treatment options see "allergy ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Lid swelling: Hard to say. Do you sleep face down? Sometimes being in a gravity dependent position can cause increased swelling overnight. I would see an ophthalm ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: By definition you have to be awake to faint. If you awaken and are seeing flashes of light it is not fainting. If this is the only time you see flash ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Allergies: That could be a lot things but everyone of your symptoms are seen in people with allergies. Look around your room and eliminate anything with feathers ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore,throat: Likely causes are stomach reflux coming up into the throat when you lay down, drainage from the sinuses into the throat or mouth breathing during slee ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Otolaryngologist: There may be intermittent swelling of salivary glands caused by debris or small stones in the salivary gland ducts. I recommend that you be evaluated ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
Yes: This occurs in most men.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
They may be: Slightly open when you sleep. Use a lubricant, like refresh pm, at bedtime.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye: Can occur upon awakening (but usually worse as day goes on). Blepharitis can cause sticking in the am- try scrubbing your lashes with a cotton ball a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
.: Could be dependent edema from layin still at night, but if have not seen doc recently may want to go for check up.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Coffee: The swelling is caused by dilation of blood vessels while sleeping. Coffee can help because the caffeine in coffee causes your blood vessels to constr ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Accumulated mucus: Dear AlmirG, this may happen when at night, your lungs are producing more mucus than usual, it accumulates in your upper airway when laying down, but ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Recurrent erosion : In this disease, the basement membrane of the cornea is damaged, usually from a prior trauma that did not heal correctly. In the wee hours of the morn ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
Nosebleeds: This may be of no major clinical significance. Some patients have a thinner lining inside of the nose and when exposed to dryness or decrease humidit ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Refluxing at night?: A person with stomach aches upon awakening can make a diary of symptoms, writing them down on a big calendar. Include descriptions of the symptoms, wh ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: You may have allergic conjunctivitis which means your eyes are irritated at night secondary to a local irritant such as your bed linens. If the appea ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Mostly mucus: Your tears are made of mucus, water and oil. At night, the mucus can build up and stick to your eyelids and lashes. Eye allergies or irritation can i ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
ENT: You obviously have an infection or inflammation in your respiratory tract and or inner ear. Consult a physician ASAP.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Swlling of eyes ever: You need to see your doctor as it may be due to allergies or you may have an underlying systemic disease like kidney disease and you will need exam, b ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doan
19 years experience Ophthalmology
Do : Do your eyes itch? Do you have seasonal allergies? Eye rubbing in your sleep can cause the skin around your eyes to swell. Seasonal allergies can cau ... Read More
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