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How come early morning light hurts my eyes?

How come early morning light hurts my eyes?

Dilated pupils: Youi have been asleep and the pupils are dilated. When you awaken, large amounts of light enter the eye and the eye reacts to close down the size of the pupils. There may be spasm of the muscles doing this and thus pain. This is just like having your eyes dilated at the doctors office and going out in the bright light. It is a protective mechanism we have. ...Read more

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I have a headache and the light hurts my eyes, what should i do?

I have a headache and the light hurts my eyes, what should i do?

?migraine: Have you had migraine headaches before. Often with migraines you get light sensitivity. Try taking some ibuprofen, drinking plenty of fluids an lying down in a dark room. Hopefully the headache will resolve. If the headache is severe or if you have stiff neck or fever see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
If you wear contact lenses, wear glasses when eye is infected
Once
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 should I do for migraines ? I can't seem to stop them so far ! my head is thumping with pain and the light hurts my eyes a bit !

What should I do for migraines ? I can't seem to stop them so far ! my head is thumping with pain and the light hurts my eyes a bit !

Headache diary!: Try to records events, where you were what you ate etc for previous 10 hours before the headache to find a trigger factor! ...Read more

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I hit my left temple on Sunday night and yesterday and today I have had a headache all day and the light hurts my eyes/head bad and both temples hurt?

I hit my left temple on Sunday night and yesterday and today I have had a headache all day and the light hurts my eyes/head bad and both temples hurt?

Posttraumatic injury: You are suffering from a post-traumatic headache because of the blow to your temple. You didn't give me enough information to know whether or not your incident could qualify as a concussion. That depends mainly upon just how dazed or unconscious you were. My best guess is that you didn't suffer a concussion but if you also get any nausea/vomiting or feel sleepy in any way you should get to an ER ...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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Why do I wake up dizzy with mild headache every morning with swollen puffy eyes and tears and any light hurts my eyes.?

Why do I wake up dizzy with mild headache every morning with swollen puffy eyes and tears and any light hurts my eyes.?

Headaches in am: Waking with headache is unusual and likely not caused by eyes unless vision is affected. Puffy eyes with headache in am most likely to be blood pressure related but an eye specialist can easily rule out glaucoma as a rare possibility. Sinus and or allergy from something in bedroom such as feather pillows, dust mites etc can also be causal. Your careful observation of what may trigger these helps. ...Read more

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Why am i so sensitive to light and my eyes hurt when i look at things i feel like things really close to my face, constant upset stomach and nausea, headaches. I stay in cuz light hurts my eyes really bad. What can I do?

Hello, : Hello, if i understand correctly, you have a headache with nausea and sensitively to light. You might have a migraine headache. I recommend that you have a neurological evaluation. If you do have migraine headaches the doctor will be able to offer you treatment options. ...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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