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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
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
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
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
Red eyes: The most commonest cause would be a dry eye syndrome and can be managed by appropriate wetting agents. ...Read more
My 1 yr old son rubs his eyes badlly just before he is about to sleep. May I knw the reason please? He is having red eyes ad well.
Rubs eyes: Red eyes may mean a bacterial infection which should be treated with antibiotics so follow up with a health care worker. ...Read more
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
Yes: Should resolve within a few days.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 3 mo old baby has puffy red eyes, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing when laying down, even with head elevated, rectal temp of 99.9, can't sleep?
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
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
Depression, sever hair loss in 2 months, tired, week, constipation, red eyes, sleep paralysis, numbing sensation throughout bod what's wrong with me?
Have got a red eye fills like it has grit in it and seems to be running with water when I try to sleep and when I sleep they go all hot?
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
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
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
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
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
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