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How can I take the redness away from cried-out eyes?

How can I take the redness away from cried-out eyes?

Tears, time: While crying, the eyes become red. This is mostly caused by engorgement of blood vessels on the white of the eye as part of normal crying. The redness subsides naturally in a matter of minutes to hours (especially if you have been rubbing the eyes while crying). Artificial tears may soothe the sting from excess tears, but will not significantly speed up the resolution of the redness. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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If you wear contact lenses, wear glasses when eye is infected
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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Clean face towels with hot water separately if pink eye
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What takes redness out of eyes instantly?

What takes redness out of eyes instantly?

Redness reliever: There is no automatic red out drops. Some over-the-counter drops can provide temporary relief though. You need to see any eye doctor to determine the underlying cause of the eye redness so it can be properly treated. ...Read more

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Why is it that our eyes get redness after watching tv for long time?

Why is it that our eyes get redness after watching tv for long time?

Tired/dry: Prolonged visual activities often lead to fatigue, dryness, and blurry vision. Sometimes eye strain results in headaches. Give yourself a break and look away from the monitor, use some artificial tear drops for eye irritation. Better yet, limit the amount of TV viewing you do. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Prevent future eye infections by washing hands and not touching eyes
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Clean the affected eye carefully with water
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See an ophthalmologist
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Take any needed medicine as prescribed
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Woke up with very sticky gooey eyes last two days; redness visible

Woke up with very sticky gooey eyes last two days; redness visible

Possible infection: Your description sounds like an infectious process; typically conjunctivitis presents like you have described. Your symptoms may be either viral, or bacterial in origin; which is hard to discern based on your description and the lack of the 'whole story'. A visit to your primary care provider is warranted to further evaluate your eyes. ...Read more

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How can I make the redness and bags under my eyes go away?

How can I make the redness and bags under my eyes go away?

Beauty sleep: Lack of sleep can cause redness and bags under the eyes. Sleep and relaxation are the best remedy. You can also try regular application of eye serum or cream. Or if you prefer to go au naturelle, you can try applying a slice of cucumber on the eyes for a several minutes. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Hands off! Don't spread infection.
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Clean, warm, moist compresses
20 min, 4x day for 1 weeks
See doctor for Antibiotic eyedrops - keep the dropper clean
4x day
Antihistamines to reduce irritation
every 4-6 hours
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Why do your eyes get red when you scratch? Where does the redness come from?

Why do your eyes get red when you scratch? Where does the redness come from?

Eyes dry : This can lead to chronic red irritate eyes. Allergies, eye lid inflammation(blepharitis) and even certain medications can mess up tha tears and tear film. ...Read more

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