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Is it normal for my eyes to be itchy when I cry?

Is it normal for my eyes to be itchy when I cry?

Yes: Normal tears are a complex mixture of fats, proteins, salts and fluid and usually will never be produced in quantity to overflow the lid. Crying produces a lot of tears from the lacrimal gland which lack some of these components and are designed to irrigate out an irritant. Try some artificial tears for relief after crying. ...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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Why do my eyes feel itchy when i cry?

Why do my eyes feel itchy when i cry?

Itchy tears: Tears contain a variety of important proteins and factors that make them the ideal ocular lubricant and protection. Tears produced in crying are made by lacrimal glands and accessory tear glands capable of profuse tear production that is different than the baseline secretion of tears. Differences in this composition may account for the itchiness. Be sure to check for blepharitis. ...Read more

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What can be done for itchy red dry eyes after crying?

What can be done for itchy red dry eyes after crying?

Red eyes: After crying often get better spontaneously. However, you can help them feel better more quickly by instilling some artificial tears into your eyes. ...Read more

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My daughters been having an itchy eye and face and all she does is cry what can I do or give her?

My daughters been having an itchy eye and face and all she does is cry what can I do or give her?

See a Dr.: Not sure how old your daughter is. Could be allergies or some other ailment. Why give her something without hopefully knowing the cause. See a md/do. ...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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I've been crying a lot, and now my left eye is flaky, red, itchy. The skin under does not look bruised or red. It also appears to have lost elasticity?

I've been crying a lot, and now my left eye is flaky, red, itchy. The skin under does not look bruised or red. It also appears to have lost elasticity?

Like chapped lips: Frequent tear overflow can wash away skin oils and protectants and cause surface damage similar to the chapping that lips sometimes suffer. One would hope that what ever the reason for the sadness is now over. But if the crying persists, you might protect the skin with emollient cream or vaseline which will protect it from the effects of the tears. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my eyes to be itchy at a gas station?

Gas: The fumes from the gasoline may trigger an allergic response. This in turn can cause eye itching. Try some artificial tears if the itching persists. If this is not effective, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the skin around my eyes to be itchy?

Is it normal for the skin around my eyes to be itchy?

NO: Itching is usually a sign of allergy. This may be due to environmental factors or occasionally irritation from a chronically tearing eye. Best to make a list of all the things you use on your skin and see your ophthalmologist for a systematic treatment plan and identification of the allergens. Also may be due to dry eyes and eczema. ...Read more

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