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Why Do I Wake Up With Swollen Eyes
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
Simple Solution: The common causes all stem from some type of irritation to the eye; dryness and allergy are probably the most common. Certain infections, too, could cause a fair amount of discharge that crusts by morning. If this is chronic, consider dryness, allergy or blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelids). ...Read more
Probably dry: The most common reason for eyes to be crusty and full of debris in the mornings only is dryness which is exaggerated at night when the tear flow drops during sleep. If you do not have visual changes, pain, redness or swelling, then this is the likely reason. You might try applying otc eye ointment in each eye just before sleep. ...Read more
Normal: Waking up with dry eyes is common in healthy people.If you have problems with dry eyes during the day or feel like you have sand in your eyes, could have dry eye syndrome. Small percentage of people with dry eye syndrome may have sjögren's syndrome particularly if your mouth always seems dry. See your eye doctor and get an eye exam. Also discuss with your primary care doc if having other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I wake up dizzy with mild headache every morning with swollen puffy eyes and tears and any light hurts my eyes.?
Headaches in am: Waking with headache is unusual and likely not caused by eyes unless vision is affected. Puffy eyes with headache in am most likely to be blood pressure related but an eye specialist can easily rule out glaucoma as a rare possibility. Sinus and or allergy from something in bedroom such as feather pillows, dust mites etc can also be causal. Your careful observation of what may trigger these helps. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decongestant : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
Saline irrigations: You may have a dry nose. That is, the normal secretions of the nasal mucosa are not adequate. Or possibly, you live in a house which is very dry. Warm saline nasal irrigations in evening and in the morning may help. Do not worry about this. If the problem persists, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor: I would advise seeing your ophthalmologist. I could be an infection ...Read more
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