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Why do I get bags under my eyes when I cry ?

Why do I get bags under my eyes when I cry ?

Swelling: When we cry, more tears flood the eyes and tear drain (which sits in the eyelid near the nose), causing mild puffiness. More importantly, emotional states like sadness, fear and excitement cause the blood vessels under the skin to dilate, and water can leave them into the skin. Since eyelid skin is loosely attached to the surface below, water collects between them, making them puffy.. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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How to get rid of bags under eyes, not the kind of bags that you get from crying or sleeping hard. ?

How to get rid of bags under eyes, not the kind of bags that you get from crying or sleeping hard.  ?

See below: Your bags maybe hereditary. If that is the case, different treatment options are available to you. To be certain, provide photos or get an in person consultation. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Do your eyes get red when you cry?

Do your eyes get red when you cry?

Frequently, yes: The tears produced by crying can be somewhat irritating to the eyes, because they are not the typical minute to minute tears that lubricate the eye (they are more like "reflex tearing", or tearing in response to something getting in the eye). Plus, with actual crying, there tends to be increased facial congestion and some degree of eye rubbing, which can worsen the redness. ...Read more

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Why do your eyes get red when you cry?

Why do your eyes get red when you cry?

Red eyes: This is actually a very good question and it would seem like the answer would be simple and straight forward. The most likely cause is related to a valsalva maneuver. When we cry, we often hold our breath somewhat and this retards the flow of blood into the lungs and increases back pressure on the venous side of our circulation. This causes blood vessels to be engorged, including the eye. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen eyes from crying?

How to get rid of swollen eyes from crying?

Ice: Place someaathing cold over your eyes and the swelling with be decreased. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen red eyes from crying?

How to get rid of swollen red eyes from crying?

Cool compresses: Other strange but supportive care: tea bags to eyes; cucumbers to eyes (raw not cooked); hydration with waer; egg whites, and eyedrops (gets the red out) and make up. ...Read more

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Why do our eyes get so puffy after we're done crying?

Why do our eyes get so puffy after we're done crying?

Combo: There may be more than this too: part is perhaps irritation from salty tears, part rubbing eyes, part the emotions behind the tears. The emotions activate the sympathetic nervous system which increases blood flow (among other things) and constricts muscles. Some of the puffiness is the additional blood and the swelling of facial muscles used by crying. It's almost as complicated as why we cry. ...Read more

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What can be done to get rid of puffy eyes from crying?

Cool compress: Try a running cold water over a clean washcloth. Wring it out to remove most of the water and then roll it up or fold it so that it can fit over your eyelids. Keep the cool compress there for a few minutes, take some deep breaths, relax, and things should improve. If there is still swelling but the compress has lost it's cool, repeat with more cold water. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I am unable to cry and get emotional. It is due to my dry eyes or some other problem?

I am unable to cry and get emotional. It is due to my dry eyes or some other problem?

Two issues here...: The inability to cry could technically be an anatomic or medical anomaly, but the inability to "get emotional" as a cause of the inability to cry suggests an emotional disorder as a cause. Counseling may help you to determine what's blocking your emotionality. ...Read more