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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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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
Once
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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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My 8 month old has cold in his eyes when he wake up and his eyes are puffy..what can this b?

My 8 month old has cold in his eyes when he wake up and his eyes are puffy..what can this b?

Puffy eyes: Your child may have an eye infection. Consult your doctor for medication ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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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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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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Why everyday I wake up with puffy eyes ? what might be the causes and what is the treatment ?

Why everyday I wake up with puffy eyes ? what might be the causes and what is the treatment ?

Puffy Eyes: The common causes are lack of sleep, kidney disease or thyroid dysfunction. Better to check out earliest possible. ...Read more

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