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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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Is there a way I can get the redness out of my eyes after I've been crying?

Is there a way I can get the redness out of my eyes after I've been crying?

Eye drops: As long as redness of eyes is related to crying only (and not connected with allergies, glaucoma etc), you may try any of the otc decongestant eye drops on an "as needed" basis. Delve deeper to find out why you are crying and then hiding it frequently :). ...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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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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I've gotten red spots under my eyes. I noticed them yesterday, but I threw up today. I didn't cry or vomit yesterday. How do I get rid of them?

I've gotten red spots under my eyes. I noticed them yesterday, but I threw up today. I didn't cry or vomit yesterday. How do I get rid of them?

Time...........: The red spots under your eyes probably occurred as a result of the episode of vomiting. These are small blood vessels that have ruptured and will heal--as any bruise does over the next few days to week or two. ...Read more

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Tricks to reduce eye redness/swelling after an episode of crying?

Tricks to reduce eye redness/swelling after an episode of crying?

Cool compresses.: Cool compresses, or drops such as visine to take the red out. ...Read more

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How do I treat my red-rimmed eyes from crying?

How do I treat my red-rimmed eyes from crying?

Cold compresses: It goes away without doing anything with time. You might try cold compresses. ...Read more

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My child cried for a long time on our way home. Now there is a huge red splotch on the white of her eyes. What is this & why? Is it from her crying?

My child cried for a long time on our way home. Now there is a huge red splotch on the white of her eyes. What is this & why? Is it from her crying?

Scleral hemorrhage: A scleral hemorrhage occurs when tiny blood vessels in the eye burst, leaving bright red spots of blood in the white of the eye. The blood is trapped by the outermost layer of the eyeball, called the conjunctiva. Eventually, the blood will be absorbed by the eyeball and the red spot will fade in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What can be done for itchy red dry eyes after crying?

Red eyes: After crying often get better spontaneously. However, you can help them feel better more quickly by instilling some artificial tears into your eyes. ...Read more

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When I cry or my eyes water it bunrs my skin and leaves red marks. Why is this and what can I do about it?

When I cry or my eyes water it bunrs my skin and leaves red marks. Why is this and what can I do about it?

Lubricate: For some reason your skin is very sensitive. Don't rub it, and use something like vaseline to moisturize and protect. Does it happen anywhere else? If so, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Whenever I talk to someone, even co-workers who I'm close to, family members, etc, my eyes tear up, my face turns red and sometimes I start to cry.?

Whenever I talk to someone, even co-workers who I'm close to, family members, etc, my eyes tear up, my face turns red and sometimes I start to cry.?

Consider these: Could consider a psychological reaction, such as social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and perhaps a psychologist could sort out. But your description raises my focus on Pseudobulbar Affect Disorder, especially if you have a number of neurological conditions, such as a recent head injury. ...Read more

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I was changing my daughter diaper she turned really red and tried to cry for like 5secs but no sound was coming out and her eyes were watery and had spit bubbles coming out her mouth?

I was changing my daughter diaper she turned really red and tried to cry for like 5secs but no sound was coming out and her eyes were watery and had spit bubbles coming out her mouth?

Baby turning red: Could be at the time you were changing her diaper she was valsalving, that is what we do when we bear down before having a bowel movement. Did she have a bowel movement soon afterward? Or could have been trying to bear down or at times when babies initially try to verbalize (and they do so much earlier then when they talk) they do stra n and turn red, it is alot of work to talk. ...Read more