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Why do I wake up with swollen hands and eyes?

Why do I wake up with swollen hands and eyes?

Swelling: When we lie flat, fluid accumulates in our eyelids, hands and feet. It should go away within an hour of standing. If excessive, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more


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I wake up with swollen eyes and puffy eyes?

I wake up with swollen eyes and puffy eyes?

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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I wake up with swollen eyes or face a handful of times every month. I have been tested and do not have any remarkable allergies. What could this be?

I wake up with swollen eyes or face a handful of times every month. I have been tested and do not have any remarkable allergies. What could this be?

Something: Allergies to various objects or substances could still be possible. Dust mites? Sheets? Detergents? Soaps? Make up? I would see your doctor for a second consultation since this is persisting. Good luck ...Read more

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Always feeling out of breath and have to take deep breaths I have no allgeries but in spring I wake up with swollen eyes what is this?

Always feeling out of breath and have to take deep breaths I have no allgeries but in spring I wake up with swollen eyes what is this?

See doctor: There are many potential causes for being "out of breath" and you need to consult a doctor to find out even though it may be from asthma. The swollen eyes may also be from allergy to tree and grass pollen, but needs to be confirmed by skin testing or blood test. However these two events may or may not be related. ...Read more

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Wat could be the reason why I wake up every morning with severely swollen eyes?

Wat could be the reason why I wake up every morning with severely swollen eyes?

Allergies or: Some families have a syndrome called blepharochalsis that involves episodes of swelling. Some patients sleep with a sleep mask to compress during the night. ...Read more

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What most likely is it if I wake up with a swollen eye, it's a little bump on top of my eye and is red and itchy?

What most likely is it if I wake up with a swollen eye, it's a little bump on top of my eye and is red and itchy?

Stye or chalazion: This may be a stopped up oil gland. Try applying warm clean wash rag as a soak for 5-10 minutes three times a day. If it goes down in size great--if not, see an ophthalmologist as these sometimes need to be drained. ...Read more

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When you wake up with a swollen eye lid and its sore but no sign of a sti, what could it be?

When you wake up with a swollen eye lid and its sore but no sign of a sti, what could it be?

See below: It probably is a variant of a style. Try some warm compresses and if it doesn't improve best to see your physician. ...Read more

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My 8 year old has eczema, she wakes up with a swollen eyes at times and constantly has sores in her noses, the doctor prescribed advantan ointment, is there something I can use for the sores in the nose and swollen eyes?

My 8 year old has eczema, she wakes up with a swollen eyes at times and constantly has sores in her noses, the doctor prescribed advantan ointment, is there something I can use for the sores in the nose and swollen eyes?

Mgt: A photo uploaded to a virtual consult may be helpful. She can take an antihistamine, but infection should be ruled out. Is there a history of allergic disease? Avoid allergens and smoke. If the sores persist, MRSA culture suggested. ...Read more

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What works against swollen eyes?

What works against swollen eyes?

Swollen eyes: If your eyes are swollen because of allergies or infection, then treating the source will often help reduce the swelling. A lot of adults have swollen eyes due to aging eyelid changes. If the changes are severe enough, some people have elective surgery to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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How could I reduce swollen eyes?

How could I reduce swollen eyes?

Depends on the cause: Swollen eyes can be due to allergy which is the most common cause of swollen eyes but it can also be caused by infection and can be a sign of underlying disese of kidneys, hormone related.
So treatment depends on cause, you can try cold compresses and an over the counter anthistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or zyrtec, and if no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I quickly treat swollen eyes?

How can I quickly treat swollen eyes?

Depends on the cause: Swollen eyes can be due to allergy which is the most common cause of swollen eyes but it can also be caused by infection and can be a sign of underlying disese of kidneys, hormone related.
So treatment depends on cause, you can try cold compresses and an over the counter anthistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or zyrtec, and if no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are recommended for swollen eyes?

What are recommended for swollen eyes?

Swollen eyes: Swollen eyes may result from allergies. If your eyes itch, try zaditor (ketotifen) twice a day for a few days. If your eyes are watering profusely, you may have pinkeye. Try artificial tears every few hours for a day. If not better, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do you normalize your swollen eyes?

How do you normalize your swollen eyes?

Correct fat /fluid: Typical age related swelling is due to loosening of overlying skin or it can be from excess fluid in the body. Hence swelling is worst in the morning due to lying flat, fluid just collects in the loose skin and underlying fat while asleep. The stretching and loosening of skin and underlying fat requires blepharoplasty (cosmetic eye lid surgery) however check with md for kidney function. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat swollen eyes?

What are some ways to treat swollen eyes?

Cold compresses: Try cold compresses. Some people find hot compresses more soothing. Swelling will often be worse in the morning so try to sleep with your head elevated and try to avoid sleeping on your face. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat swollen eyes?

What is the best way to treat swollen eyes?

Depends on the cause: If you do not have a fever, and there is not a lot of redness or discharge, or vision changes, you can try cool compresses to decrease swelling. If this does not work, please see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve swollen eyes?

Swollen eyes: Is it from ;lack o fsleep or infection or foregn body? Remedies are different for each one. ...Read more

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Allergic reactions: swollen eyes, what to do?

Allergic reactions: swollen eyes, what to do?

Allergy eyes: Rinse the eyes to wash out the allergen. Consider an over the counter allergy tablet. Prescription allergy eye drops will help. Ice compresses. Try to remove the allergen (vacuum, dust, wash sheets and pillows). Consult an eye MD and an allergist. Severe cases may require steroids and an epi pen. ...Read more

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How to relieve my puffy, swollen eyes in a few hours?

How to relieve my puffy, swollen eyes in a few hours?

Swollen eyes: Eyelid swelling can be relieved by cold compresses & mild hydrocortisone cream. I would suggest however that you consult an ophthalmologist to determine the possible causes for the swelling. ...Read more