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How do you get rid of puffy eyes due to allergies or crying?

How do you get rid of puffy eyes due to allergies or crying?

Cool pack, etc...: Some people have darker lower lids because the skin there has more color. For women, make-up can help. Some people have puffiness due to extra blood in the tiny blood vessels in the skin. If this is from allergies or sinusitis, a doctor can treat it. It can also be from fatigue, crying, or eye irritation, in which case otc decongestant "get-the-red-out" eye drops (for less than 1-2 days) can help. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What can be done to get rid of puffy eyes from crying?

What can be done to get rid of puffy eyes from crying?

Cool compress: Try a running cold water over a clean washcloth. Wring it out to remove most of the water and then roll it up or fold it so that it can fit over your eyelids. Keep the cool compress there for a few minutes, take some deep breaths, relax, and things should improve. If there is still swelling but the compress has lost it's cool, repeat with more cold water. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Will taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help get rid of puffy eyes after crying?

Will taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help get rid of puffy eyes after crying?

Nor necessary: Cold compresses and time will do the job nicely. I doubt that benedryl will do much to speed it up. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen eyes from crying?

How to get rid of swollen eyes from crying?

Ice: Place someaathing cold over your eyes and the swelling with be decreased. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my swollen eyes from crying?

How can I get rid of my swollen eyes from crying?

Cool Compress: A cool compress over your eyes will help decrease the swelling. Please seek help if sadness or constant crying are hindering you from daily activities. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen eyes from crying today?

How can I get rid of swollen eyes from crying today?

Cool compresses: Crying and emotional stress causes excess fluid to accumulate under the skin of the eyelids. Cool compresses (a wet washcloth wrapped around a piece of ice, for example) will constrict the small blood vessels under the skin and stop them from leaking water, allowing the fluid to reabsorb quicker. It will also help not to lie down, so less blood will rush to the face. ...Read more

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I was crying last night and now my eyes are puffy. How do I get rid of it?

I was crying last night and now my eyes are puffy. How do I get rid of it?

Chamomile: Make a couple of bags of chamomile tea, drain the bags and put them in the fridge to cool. Once they are cool enough but not frozen, apply to your puffy lids. It should help! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the puffy and dark areas around my eye from allergies?

How can I get rid of the puffy and dark areas around my eye from allergies?

Cool, elevation, ...: The dark areas come from dilated vessels just beneath the skin. When your eyes are irritated, these vessels become more visible. Also, the skin is a bit water-logged & thus sometimes more transparent. The puffy part is best helped with elevation (extra pillows for sleep) and cool compresses. Save teabags for drinking. Anti-allergy oral & topical meds help too. ...Read more

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How do I quickly get rid of the puffy and dark areas around my eye from allergies?

How do I quickly get rid of the puffy and dark areas around my eye from allergies?

Million $ question: There is not an easy solution. Treat the allergies, start with otc meds, & consider evaluation by your local ENT if you still have allergy symptoms. Puffiness may be due to allergies, family traits, etc. Consider a product like tns eye repair by skinmedica. If the puffiness is substantial, you may need to consider surgery to improve this, but without pics i can't say. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of 'puffy eyes'?

Can you tell me how to get rid of 'puffy eyes'?

Allergy: A likely cause is allergy. Itching and swelling are common symptoms of allergy. One might start by identifying and avoiding the offending allergen. Anti-allergy tablets can be helpful. Rinsing out the eyes and nose with water a few times per day can help. Ice packs can help relieve swelling and itching. If these strategies are not effective, one should see a doctor in person. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of puffy eyes?

Puffy eyes: Puffy eyes are not always the result of allergic reactions thyroid disease, certain forms of muscle disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, wearing CPAP mask for sleep apnea and occasionally some forms of dermatitis can result in puffy eyes this needs to be checked to differentiate a benign cause from a more serious one. ...Read more

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How to get rid of puffy eyes?

How to get rid of puffy eyes?

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/ ...Read more

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How to get rid of 'puffy eyes'?

How to get rid of 'puffy eyes'?

Reduce salt and : Tomatoes in your diet. You may be experiencing subclinical food allergies too, and should probably be tested for common food items such as soy, corn, potato, wheat allergies. Also, you may need to sleep with a pillow that isn't flat, so gravity can help the lymphatics from your eyelids. ...Read more

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I have dark/puffy eyes in only 17 male how do I get rid of these?

Suggestions: There are many causes of dark puffy eyes. Allergies are a possibility so you could try an over the counter antihistamine like claritin (loratadine). Some other suggestions are making sure you get 8 hours of sleep each night, doing regular exercise and avoiding alcohol, nicotine and excessive caffeine. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the puffy eyes that go with blepharitis?

How do I get rid of the puffy eyes that go with blepharitis?

Treat the blephariti: The puffy eyes are the product of the blepharitis so treatment of that is important. Discuss the best pathway with your ophthalmologist and when that works, the puffiness will go away. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more


Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more