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A 22-year-old male asked:

Woke up with puffy eyes....i never wake up with puffy eyes...are there any home remedies to get rid of it...and what could it be from?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Allergies : Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. It could also be other problems.
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Allergies: Most likely allergies, but if your cough and runny nose are part of a cold (do you feel sick?), then it could be pink eye. Cool compresses, over-the-counter drops like visine ac and artificial tears will sooth.
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Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/

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