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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Why are my eyes always puffy when I wake up?

Why are my eyes always puffy when I wake up?

Puffy eyes: Puffy eyes in am can be due to: excess salt in take night before, h/o chronic rubbing, genetics, thyroid, kidney or heart issues. See PCP to be sure not later. If normal, see eyeMD for treatment options. ...Read more

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Any reason why are my eyes so puffy/swolen when i wake up?

Any reason why are my eyes so puffy/swolen when i wake up?

Puffy eye lids: Edema or swelling of eye lids in the morning is probably related to your horizontal position in bed, allergy, thyroid eye disease or hereditary factors. See your local Oculoplastic surgeon for best evaluation. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why are my eyes so puffy/swolen when i wake up?

Can any doc explain why are my eyes so puffy/swolen 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

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How come I always wake up with puffy / baggy eyes?

How come I always wake up with puffy / baggy eyes?

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

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Why do I wake up with puffy eyes?

Why do I wake up with puffy eyes?

Numerous reasons: Could be many things from sinus problems to kidney problems. See your eye doctor first. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Watch carefully: probable conjunctivitis. may get better on its own, but could also require antibiotics. he should be seen by his pediatrician within the next day, if symptoms don't improve ...Read more

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Evry morning when I wake up I have swelling around the eyes puffy eye. What is this?

Evry morning when I wake up I have swelling around the eyes puffy eye.
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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

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Dr. Bruce Saran
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Woke up with puffy eyes....I never wake up with puffy eyes...Are there any home remedies to get rid of it...And what could it be from?

Woke up with puffy eyes....I never wake up with puffy eyes...Are there any home remedies to get rid of it...And what could it be from?

Allergies : Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. It could also be other problems. ...Read more

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