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Why would I be waking up with puffy eyes just the last couple days?

Why would I be waking up with puffy eyes just the last couple days?

Several reasons: Could depend on your age and health. Puffy eyes may have to do with allergies, viral infections, excessive salt intake, stress, and the weather. The tissue around the eyes is very elastic and allows water (edema) to accumulate easily. Observe and if worse or concern, see your pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

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


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For the last few days i wake up with my face swollen especially around my mouth/cheeks. It also happens if i sleep in the day. From sinuses?

For the last few days i wake up with my face swollen especially around my mouth/cheeks. It also happens if i sleep in the day. From sinuses?

Allergy testing: It sounds like it may be an allergy to something that is present where you are sleeping. If you are having sinus problems, then i would recommend sinus washes. A netti pot works very well for that. Facial swelling could also be due to an advil (ibuprofen) allergy. Please see your doctor about allergy testing. Allergies are certainly common in people with asthma. Also have your dizziness and excessive sweating looked into at the same visit. ...Read more

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I keep waking up with my fingers a little swollen lately for the past 2 days. This never happened before. Why this is happening?

I keep waking up with my fingers a little swollen lately for the past 2 days. This never happened before. Why this is happening?

Many possibilities: A lot more info is needed to figure this out. Are they painful? Any other medical issues? Medications? You can get a HealthTap Prime consult to further assess. ...Read more

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I worked out yesterday until my arms were swollen usually the next day I would be sore but I had an all nighter and when I woke up I wasn't sore why?

I worked out yesterday until my arms were swollen usually the next day I would be sore but I had an all nighter and when I woke up I wasn't sore why?

Don't.: Don't work out until your muscles are swollen; swelling of skeletal muscle means muscle death could be occurring. It might feel like your muscles are swollen in which case you're probably sore. You probably weren't sore after an allnighter because you may have been drinking water, much needed anytime you workout. Sounds like you could use some guidance from sports medicine folks. ...Read more

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I had conjunctivitis & have been off the antibiotics for 10 days. I wake up with painful eyes which last all day and it hurts to cry. Eyes look fine.

I had conjunctivitis & have been off the antibiotics for 10 days. I wake up with painful eyes which last all day and it hurts to cry. Eyes look fine.

?? dryness: Your symptoms may be due to dryness. In cold weather the evaporation rate increases and may cause symptoms. Try a humidifier at night and use artificial teat drops at least 3 times a day. If symptoms don't improve get reexamined ...Read more

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Hello, i have had bad headaches on and off for the past few days now and woke up this morning with sore legs. Should I be worried?

Hello, i have had bad headaches on and off for the past few days now and woke up this morning with sore legs. Should I be worried?

Maybe: As a guideline, in Neurology, any time a person reports new or different headaches, we are prone to pursuing at least a brain MRI to see if there are any problems. Talk to your doctor to see what testing they can provide you with for now in order to help you. ...Read more

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My last BP was 100/60. I am anemic and 37 weeks if that helps. I woke up this morning and my hands were swollen more than usual. What could it mean?

My last BP was 100/60. I am anemic and 37 weeks if that helps. I woke up this morning and my hands were swollen more than usual. 
What could it mean?

Not uncommon: They can be related to your anemia or protein levels. These issues should be asked of your OB and the lab and urines that they run would offer important information. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, last night I accidentally slept with my contacts in. When I woke up this morning, they were stuck to my eye, but I got them out. After that, my eye is having mild irritation. Is this -going-to-the-doctor-worthy?

Hi doctors, last night I accidentally slept with my contacts in. When I woke up this morning, they were stuck to my eye, but I got them out. After that, my eye is having mild irritation. Is this -going-to-the-doctor-worthy?

Yes Get it checked: I suggest you should get it checked by your Doctor preferably your eye doctor.You might have caused corneal abrasion as you say it was stuck to eye and you got it out and you feel mild irritation It may be very minor or none at all but it may be better to get it checked ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with numbness to my lips...They weren't numb at first, but after i got up and washed my hands they were. Should i be concerned?

Woke up this morning with numbness to my lips...They weren't numb at first, but after i got up and washed my hands they were. Should i be concerned?

Not to worry : If this happened on one instance alone it is unlikely anything significant if you are otherwise young, healthy, and take no medication. If it continues to occur i would recommend seeing your primary physician. ...Read more

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The past few days I have woken up to my soft plate being dry and then swollen for the day. No blisters or anything and I feel perfectly fine. ?

The past few days I have woken up to my soft plate being dry and then swollen for the day. No blisters or anything and I feel perfectly fine. ?

Palate swelling: If the soft palate is truly swollen it may be from angioedema which indicates an allergic reaction. An infection is less likely in the absence of pain and tenderness. Mouth breathing during sleep accounts for the dryness but shouldn't cause swelling. A physician or Otolaryngologist could evaluate your palate and advise you. ...Read more

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The past couple mornings I have woken up with blood mixed with drool on my pillow. Im only 20 but I smoke. Why is this happening? I am concerned

The past couple mornings I have woken up with blood mixed with drool on my pillow. Im only 20 but I smoke. Why is this happening? I am concerned

Blood not normal: not sure why, but smoking will not help. If you have trouble taking deep breath or cough you may have lung infection as well. Or if sinuses really dry blood can come from nose. ...Read more

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Should there still be discharge after ten days? Two parts to my inquiry, may or may not be related: 10 days ago i woke up with swelling around the upper eyelid (near my nose) of my right eye. I went to the doctor and was told i had a stye, and was prescr

Should there still be discharge after ten days? Two parts to my inquiry, may or may not be related:

10 days ago i woke up with swelling around the upper eyelid (near my nose) of my right eye. I went to the doctor and was told i had a stye, and was prescr

I : I do not know your age, whether you have had any other eye problems, have dry eye, or if you wear contact lenses. A picture is often worth a 1000 words, but i will assume that the initial diagnosis is correct. Usually, a stye, if caught and treated early, will respond to warm (very warm, or as hot as tolerated) applied directly to the affected area for at least 15-20 minutes 3-4 times a day. Antibiotics are often given as an umbrella--to cover for and decrease the bacterial count--and treat any lid problems (such as blepharitis, or dandruf of the eyelids) that may be contributing to the problem. In most cases, the stye will come to a "point" and drain a little pus-like material in a few days. That is when it is most important to take an antibiotic topical drop to decrease the bacteria that are released. However, steroid drops must be taken with great care, and monitored by an eye specialist closely because they can give a "false sense of improvement" and possibly allow a virus to activate in the cornea causing inflammation of the clear part of your (i.e. "viral keratitis") that can result in a permanent scar--or even perforation and severe infection of the inside of the eyeball itself! a stye is usually not active at 10 days! so there may be something else going on! crusting should be gone by now unless you have an associated lid disease, or other problem (for example, dry eye), and i would try to get it checked out and stop using the steroid eye drops unless another eye doctor that has examined you personally has said it was ok. I hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more