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Why Are My Eyes Puffy When I Wake Up
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more
?? Allergy: Change your pillow and bedding. You might be allergic to these. ...Read more
Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lying flat: Typically this is due to lying flat and the fluid in the body collects around the eyes in the soft tissue under the thin peri-orbital eyelid skin. The fluid may be developing due to gravity and lying flat where it builds up in this area. It may also occur because of an allergic response, inflammation, or heart conditions (poor pumping of the heart). ...Read more
Water retention: Most commun cause of puffy eyelids in the morning that subsides throughout the day is water retention and sleeping facedown. By raising your head with pillows and watching your salt intake the night before, you can reduce this swelling in the morning. If you take these precautions and it persist, consult your internist for cause of water retention. ...Read more
8mos old wakes up with cold in his eyes and his eyes are puffy..his eyes are not red..what can this be and is this urgent?
Dependent edema: Often sleeping on your face can cause fluid to build up on the peri orbital area which usually clears in a few hours. Try sleeping on your back with your head elevated by a pillow and see if that helps. ...Read more
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