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What causes red eyes after sleep?

What causes red eyes after sleep?

Dry eye-blepharitis: Drying can occur during sleeping, especially if someones eyes do not close completely. Actually, pretty common issue especially if some one has had eyelid surgery in past. Also, lid blepharits is common. Try some otc systane liquigel drops or systane gel at bed. If problem persists, see your eye doc. ...Read more

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Is red eyes caused by dry air? I currently can't sleep and that also causes eyes to dry. Also I just got an air purifier and don't know if that caused

Is red eyes caused by dry air? I currently can't sleep and that also causes eyes to dry. Also I just got an air purifier and don't know if that caused

Possibly: Medicines like benadryl you are on or Dry environment can affect your eyes, and tears production might not be enough to compensate the rate of evaporation / drainage through the tear ducts, you may want to try artificial tears for now and check the air purifier, if no improvement, see your doctor / ophthalmologist, it may not be just dry eyes, best wishes ...Read more

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today! ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent red eyes due to sleep debt?

What can you do to prevent red eyes due to sleep debt?

Could be bad: In other words, your eyes are get red with sleep deprivation.

If you where contact lenses, overwear is the most obvious cause. If so, be careful not to wear the lenses if you develop pain, develop blurry vision or there is a discharge.

See your eye professional at once.

Dry eye and allergies are other possibilities. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that somebody could have red eyes? Other than lack of sleep?

What are some reasons that somebody could have red eyes? Other than lack of sleep?

Red eyes: The most commonest cause would be a dry eye syndrome and can be managed by appropriate wetting agents. ...Read more

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I get red eyes if I don't sleep, and I also get red eyes with trazodone. I notice when I have fitful sleep the red eye happens. How to get rest/relax?

I get red eyes if I don't sleep, and I also get red eyes with trazodone. I notice when I have fitful sleep the red eye happens. How to get rest/relax?

Talk w your doctor: About side effects with trazodone ; discuss your medication options. Also - practice really good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. ...Read more

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I have red eyes, congestion, sneezing, & trouble sleeping/very tired. This happened few weeks ago and ended up with sinus infection. Should I see dr?

I have red eyes, congestion, sneezing, & trouble sleeping/very tired. This happened few weeks ago and ended up with sinus infection. Should I see dr?

Yes: If you continue with symptoms beyond about a week despite over the counter medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, and hydration you should see your doctor again. Viral infections may sometimes turn into bacterial infections, requiring antibiotics. Sometimes allergies can mimic a sinus infection and need prescription medications to help. ...Read more

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Hi. We are skiing in Santa Fe and my 8 year old now is experiencing chills, loss of appetite, fatigue, poor sleep, red eyes and newly developed fever?

Hi. We are skiing in Santa Fe and my 8 year old now is experiencing chills, loss of appetite, fatigue, poor sleep, red eyes and newly developed fever?

Get to ER now.: Hospital is close by. Go Now. Can be altitude effect and dehydration -- you are at 7, 000 ft. Son schooled there and I spent plenty of time there. Easy to dehydrate, especially for a young person with far less body weight than adult and with physical activity and sweating. Go, Go. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Depression, sever hair loss in 2 months, tired, week, constipation, red eyes, sleep paralysis, numbing sensation throughout bod what's wrong with me?

Depression, sever hair loss in 2 months, tired, week, constipation, red eyes, sleep paralysis, numbing sensation throughout bod what's wrong with me?

Need evaluation: With these symptoms, you need a good evaluation with your primary care physician. You could have hypothyroidism or other medical causes. The sleep issues may or may not be part of this, and may warrant further investigation also. ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye mask to sleep cause under-eye redness?

Can wearing an eye mask to sleep cause under-eye redness?

No: If the mask fits well and is comfortable, your lids will be closed underneath and eye redness will not be caused by the mask. If you find redness to be common, check with your ophthalmologist for the cause. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for eye redness and swelling from sleep?

What are some home remedies for eye redness and swelling from sleep?

See Eye MD now.: Forget home remedies until you know the cause. This can be determined by a visit to your eye md. ...Read more

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I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.

I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.

Many possibilities: A simple red eye can be literally hundreds of things. But in general if it is only red with no other symptoms like pain, itching, irritation, tearing, discharge, blurred vision it is unlikely to be anything to worry about. Watch for other symptoms and if they occur you should see an eye doc. ...Read more

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What causes red eyes after shower?

What causes red eyes after shower?

Multiple factors: There are multiple factors. Certainly getting soap or other chemicals into the eyes will make them red. Just the heat from the steam and hot water is enough to dilate the blood vessels of the conjunctiva which makes the eyes look red. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have red eyes?

Red = Irritation: Redness is due to dilation of blood vessels and can occur with irritation. Irritation may stem from dryness, chemical exposure, allergy, autoimmune disorder, glaucoma, uveitis, viral conjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis, surgery, trauma, uv exposure or burn, infection, and much much more. A good eye doc can help you narrow it down. ...Read more

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What causes red eyes during the day?

What causes red eyes during the day?

Dry eyes: Could be allergy, but more common is dry eyes from being on the computer, reading, forgetting to blink. The tears are needed to bring nutrition to the cornea (clear window) and take away waste products and debris from the world. When they can't or don't, the conjunctiva tries to do that work by making the blood vessels larger. Blink, use artificial tears, but most of all do not rub! ...Read more