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Excessive Crying (Overview)

Infants normally cry a total of 1 - 3 hours a day. It is perfectly normal for an infant to cry in an attempt to communicate hunger, thirst, discomfort, tiredness, or loneliness. It is also normal for a baby to have a fussy period in the evening. However, if an infant cries too often it may suggest a disorder that requires treatment.


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Can excessive crying cause a stuffed nose?

Can excessive crying cause a stuffed nose?

Absolutely: Yes it can. Crying in general can lead to a stuffy nose that clears as the tears stop and the mucous membranes return to normal. ...Read more

Excessive Crying (Overview)

Infants normally cry a total of 1 - 3 hours a day. It is perfectly normal for an infant to cry in an attempt to communicate hunger, thirst, discomfort, tiredness, or loneliness. It is also normal for a baby to have a fussy period in the evening. However, if an infant cries too often it may suggest a disorder that requires treatment.


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What is the definition or description of: excessive crying?

What is the definition or description of: excessive crying?

> 1-3 hrs/day: Infants normally cry a total of 1 - 3 hours a day. It is perfectly normal for an infant to cry in an attempt to communicate hunger, thirst, discomfort, tiredness, or loneliness. It is also normal for a baby to have a fussy period in the evening. However, if an infant cries too often it may suggest a disorder that requires treatment. ...Read more

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What are the effects of excessive crying when grieving?

What are the effects of excessive crying when grieving?

Beneficial: It is so normal to cry when grieving. It is a healthy and normal part of the process ! it helps detoxify the body and helps you process the grief. I am not sure what excessive crying is for you..Generally if you are crying after a month or two the same as in the first week or so you may be experiencing some depression. The homeoapthic remedy ignatia is wonderful to help with grieving....More... ...Read more

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Can anyone help me with my excessive crying problem? Im just so sad.

Can anyone help me with my excessive crying problem? Im just so sad.

Seek help: Excessive crying and the sadness may be signs of depression. Please get help. You may find medication is needed. You may just need counseling. It is clear that something is out of balance...You deserve to be happy so get help! ...Read more

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Can excessive crying cause a stuffed nose?

Absolutely: Yes it can. Crying in general can lead to a stuffy nose that clears as the tears stop and the mucous membranes return to normal. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in my eyes after excessive crying?

If the swelling is..: ..From crying, then it will go down naturally after you stop. That said, tea bags (black tea) are an excellent compress for the eyes. They contain tannic acid, which is a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Does excessive crying affect eye pressure?

Does excessive crying affect eye pressure?

No: Crying results in tears on the surface of the eye, whereas pressure is derived from fluid within the eyeball itself. ...Read more

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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more