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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
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
My inner corner of my eyes have been red for about 2 weeks. It gets better after a few days pass but if I cry they just get back to how they were.
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 have a red eye ball. It always looks like I just stopped crying. Please, how do I get it back to its normal colour, which is white.
Eye Infection: It sounds like you have an eye infection and would need to be seen by your family doctor. ...Read more
Very much so: Your pns will cause all of the symptoms that you describe. ...Read more
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
I was crying for about three - five minutes I think I have petechia, but I have school tomorrow. How long will the red dots be around my eyes?
Put cold ice packs: Can last for minutes to hours depending on how many there are. ...Read more
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
What do you suggest if my eyes are red and quite watery. I've got blocked nose. Even though I was crying last night?
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
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