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My eyes are really sore when I wake up. Causes?

My eyes are really sore when I wake up. Causes?

Clogged glands: Sore eyes upon awakening: Usually due to clogged meibomian glands: use warm/hot compresses and diluted tea tree oil or lid hygiene: see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for help on how to resolve issue. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my eyes are really sore when I wake up?

Artificial Tears: Most likely you are sleeping with your eyes slightly open. I would suggest a viscous artificial tear (which you can get over the counter) prior to going to bed. See how that works. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my eyes are really sore when i wake up?

Could use your help docs! my eyes are really sore when i wake up?

Dry eye?: This could be dry eye. Try artificial tear drops before you go to bed and just as you wake up. If that doesn't work see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with really sore eyes. They are blurry, watery and generally sore, takes around 20-30 minutes to clear. Haven't had any injury?

I wake up every morning with really sore eyes. They are blurry, watery and generally sore, takes around 20-30 minutes to clear. Haven't had any injury?

Eye dryness: This is most likely eye dryness which is more manifest during sleep and soon after awakening. You might try using pain eye ointment at bedtime to see if that helps. If not, see your ophthalmologist for more comprehensive treatment ...Read more

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Day after i drink alcohol i wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Day after i drink alcohol i wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Not likely allergy: While allergy to a component of alcohol can happen, it is exceedingly rare. Food allergies also cause very specific symptoms in an immediate manner. You likely are experiencing effects of dehydration and "hangover.". ...Read more

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Can brain tumor cause full body aches and twiching also sleep disturbances wake up every 3h did spine MRI neuro blood eyes test all good...?

Can brain tumor cause full body aches and twiching also sleep disturbances  wake up every 3h did spine MRI neuro blood eyes test all good...?

Not likely.: This does not fit the typical presentation of a brain tumor. That would be headache, vision change, or even more likely, a gait disturbance. It still might be one, but highly unlikely. More likely, is something like a nerve compression, or seizure, or some other illness. You really should see a neurologist for a full work-up urgently as this can still be serious and result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Why does my eye ache when I wake up, but then goes away when I close them again.

Why does my eye ache when I wake up, but then goes away when I close them again.

Eye slightly open: Your eye may not close all the way when sleeping, so it dries out. You could try putting in an over-the-counter gel drop or gel in your your eye bedtime to coat your eye all night so you don't have pain in the morning. ...Read more

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Hello my eyelid keeps swelling up when I wake up in the morning . My eye lid does go down but instead I have been having my eyelid going red and sore?

 Hello my eyelid keeps swelling up when I wake up in the morning . My eye lid does go down but instead I have been having my eyelid going red and sore?

Allergies?: Swollen eyelids can be due to allergies. Have you changed soaps, lotions, room sprays or candles, detergents or fabric softeners? Is the swelling in both eyes or just one? Try an antihistamine, like diphenhyrdramine or Naphcon-A allergy eye drops, to see if the swelling goes away. If so, stop the new product. If not, it might be infection and you need to get seen soon. ...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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Have pots cause aches and tingling to whole body also sleep disturbnces i wake up evey 3 hour.Did spine MRI blood neuro eye tests doc says fibro?

Have pots cause aches and tingling to whole body also sleep disturbnces i wake up evey 3 hour.Did spine MRI blood neuro eye tests doc says fibro?

Many symptoms POTS: Orthostatic intolerance, marginal low blood pressure, with lack of appropriate sympathetic charge with position change can cause many symptoms: fatigue, fuzzyheadedness, headaches, restless sleep, GI complaints, very delayed if no recovery from exercise, cold hands/feet, and wooziness if not faintness with standing. Muscle aching with trigger points can also occur. Thus pots is felt causal. ...Read more

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Bloodshot eye everyday, red/sore eye as soon as I wake up in the morning. Glaucoma or just dry eye? 20 yo asian male; no family history of glaucoma.

Bloodshot eye everyday, red/sore eye as soon as I wake up in the morning. Glaucoma or just dry eye? 20 yo asian male; no family history of glaucoma.

Red eye: Not enough information, is there tearing, eye pain, blurry vision, any other symptoms such as fever, sore throat, swollen glands, cracked red lips, any allergy symptoms, cough, how long you had it ? You need to see your 1ry care physician & ophthalmologist. Feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can brain tumor cause aches and tingling to whole body also sleep disturbnces i wake up evey 3 hour.Did spine MRI blood neuro eye tests al ok anxiety?

Can brain tumor cause aches and tingling to whole body also sleep disturbnces i wake up evey 3 hour.Did spine MRI blood neuro eye tests al ok anxiety?

Anxiety: I'm glad your spine, blood, eye and neuro exams were clear. With all this, brain tumor is unlikely. You question whether anxiety can cause some of these problems, and it's possible. It sounds like your family physician has started an initial workup, and wants to help you. Consulting with a psychiatrist may be a good idea also; can work w/you on the anxiety piece. Maybe a sleep study also. ...Read more

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My eye when i wake up in the morning has yellow crust on my upper eyelid and the side of my left eye is red and sore i thought it was pink eye and i asked my school nurse and she said it wasn't help me please thank you

My eye when i wake up in the morning has yellow crust on my upper eyelid and the side of my left eye is red and sore i thought it was pink eye and i asked my school nurse and she said it wasn't help me please thank you

There : There is probably no way for the nurse to be sure of the diagnosis. This could be anything from an allergic conjunctivitis to something bacterial. If not better in the next 24 hours, i would see an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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