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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. Alan Mease
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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


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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 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

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


Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes are a common symptom of allergies, infections, inflammation, or irritation ...Read more