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Day after i drink alcohol i wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Day after i drink alcohol i wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Not likely allergy: While allergy to a component of alcohol can happen, it is exceedingly rare. Food allergies also cause very specific symptoms in an immediate manner. You likely are experiencing effects of dehydration and "hangover.". ...Read more

Dr. Valerie Garden
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Crusting Of Eyelids (Definition)

Crusting of the eyelids is usually noticed in the morning when a person wakes up to find dried material at his eyelashes and eyelid. This can be a common symptom if someone has an eye or eyelid infection which causes the eye to produce lots ...Read more


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I have a really bad sore throat. I also have red crusty eyes. What is it?

I have a really bad sore throat. I also have red crusty eyes. What is it?

Viral infection: The combination of sore throat and crusty eyes is highly suggestive of a viral infection (pharyngitis plus conjunctivitis) for which there is no known treatment that will cure it. Standard advice is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of fluids), take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain, and apply hot/wet compresses to your eyes. Then just add a tincture of time. ...Read more

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Sore throat.. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sore throat.. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus.Now the last 3 mornings i have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus.Now  the last 3 mornings i have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Sinusitis?: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Regardless sore throat and green mucus for 2 weeks deserves a trip to the doctor. I suspect you are going to need antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have crusty eyes. What's parinaud's?"

I have crusty eyes. What's parinaud's?"

Unrelated to crusts: Parinaud's syndrome is a number of symptoms associated with damage to a particular brain region that controls eye movements. These primarily include difficulty looking upward, a constant downward gaze, inability to coordinate eyes, and pupil malfunction.Parinaud's is caused by brain injury; increased pressure inside the head, stroke, or tumor. All are unrelated to conditions of the eye itself. ...Read more

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How do you treat crusty eyes in the morning? Sometimes it's so bad that i can't even open my eyes.

How do you treat crusty eyes in the morning? Sometimes it's so bad that i can't even open my eyes.

Blepharitis: Your symptoms sound typical of blepharitis, or granulated eyelids. This is caused by inflammation of the eyelid margins where the lashes come out. In order to help improve your symptoms, you should start a treatment regimen at bedtime. This includes cleaning your lashes with a gentle cleansing pad such as ocusoft. Then you would benefit from an antibiotic ointment or gel from your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for crusty eyes?

Are there any home remedies for crusty eyes?

Yes - soaks: Warm (not hot) compresses to the eyes at bedtime are a good idea. Keep rewarming as the compress cools. About 5-10 minutes per session to start. If no relief after a few days an eye exam is advisable. ...Read more

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What causes crusty eyes and rolling back?

What causes crusty eyes and rolling back?

Crusty rolling eyes: Crusting is a non-specific sign of eye irritation. It can be seen in dry eye, blepharitis, viral/bacterial conjunctivitis, and many other issues. This is usually not associated with the eyes rolling back so i would recommend seeing an eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more