A 39-year-old female asked:
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when i wake up in the morning my eyes are red and under eyes are puffy should i see a eye dr

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Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: are you also having itching and sneezing? it could be allergies, in which case, you can try zyrtec (cetirizine) and flonase over the counter. See a doctor if you have pain in the eyes or have discharge that looks like pus, or if you have vision changes. I hope you do not wear contacts to sleep, and avoid using make up around the eyes. cold compress sometimes can help the puffiness
Answered on Apr 9, 2020
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: There are a variety of reasons your eyes may be red and eyelids puffy upon awakening. Allergies come to mind at the top of the list. Dry eyes, nocturnal lagophthalmos, infection, medications, poor sleep or short sleep duration, are amoung the other causes. So it depends on cause and symptoms. If you have no change in vision or comfort, just monitor. Artificial tears, Zaditorâ„¢ are some ideas.
Answered on Apr 9, 2020
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