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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...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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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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How can I cover up swollen eyes from crying?

How can I cover up swollen eyes from crying?

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

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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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Why do our eyes get so puffy after we're done crying?

Why do our eyes get so puffy after we're done crying?

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

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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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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?

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

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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.

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

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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 more

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How can you reduce eye puffiness after crying?

How can you reduce eye puffiness after crying?

Just wait: Usually it goes away on its own. You don't have to do anything. Ice can help. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to reduce eye puffiness after crying for a few hours?

Cool compresses: The puffiness will resolve on its own, but cool compresses may help speed things along. Feel better! ...Read more

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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?

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

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My son has puffy eyes while he's sick n has feaver?

My son has puffy eyes while he's sick n has feaver?

Viral conjunctivitis: You should see your eye doctor for an eye evaluation. He may have viral conjunctivitis or other eye infection that may need treatment. For now use artificial tears and cool compresses to eyes. Remind him to wash his hands frequently as it may be contagious. ...Read more

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Can citralopram cause puffy eyes?

Can citralopram cause puffy eyes?

Rare: Only secondarily in rare cases where the drug has caused hypothyroidism. Please follow up with your family doctor for testing and other causes. Best wishes and have a blessed holiday season. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more