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How To Fix Puffy Eyes After 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
Combo: There may be more than this too: part is perhaps irritation from salty tears, part rubbing eyes, part the emotions behind the tears. The emotions activate the sympathetic nervous system which increases blood flow (among other things) and constricts muscles. Some of the puffiness is the additional blood and the swelling of facial muscles used by crying. It's almost as complicated as why we cry. ...Read more
Can crying too much ruin your face? How? I used to cry a lot, sometime worser. Would that permanent ruin my ruin or make my eyes puffier, permanently?
Crying: Will not damage your face but you need to find the cause if you cry excessively. A clinical psychologist can do some personality testing or other treatment to help you manage your emotions or live peacefully w/them. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does crying too much cause puffier eyes permanently? I noticed that every time I cry, my eyes gets a bit more puffier even after the swelling go down.
"Too much" means...: "Too much" means different amounts to different people. It would be really hard to cry often enough to permanently change the thickness or puffiness of one's eyelids. Of course, if a person were upset enough to be "crying all the time" she may have a psychological illness such as depression or anxiety, which would alter her facial expressions and appearance, because expressions come from within. ...Read more
When I woke up this morning under my eyes where puffy like i'd been crying I have a tooth access and am on antibocis I sleep on my stomach what's this?
Cavernous Sinus: It sounds as though you may have a life threatening condition. Abscesses that form at the tip of the 'eye teeth' or canine teeth can invade to cavernous sinus and lead to death. Antibiotics should not be used to treat this. Instead, definitive treatment must be completed....Tooth removal or root canal therapy. Do not mess around with the cavernous sinus! Get treatment! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cool compresses: The puffiness will resolve on its own, but cool compresses may help speed things along. Feel better! ...Read more
Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?
Eyelid edema: Following intense emotional situations with crying, runny nose, and lots of wiping eyelids and nose secretions, the eyelids often swell, eyes look red, and the ocular surface may be slightly irritated. Mucous is generated by the eye in response to the irritation. Sometimes contamination can be introduced into the eye with all the wiping. Not usually an infection results, but if worse, see eye doc. ...Read more