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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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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

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I wake with itchy rashes on my throat/neck the last month that usually go away. Now i wake with itchy puffy eyes that stay irritated all day. Any advi?

I wake with itchy rashes on my throat/neck the last month that usually go away. Now i wake with itchy puffy eyes that stay irritated all day. Any advi?

Dust allergies: Fairly common symptoms for dust allergies. Builds up as you sleep. They are worse in the morning. Pollen allergies are worse as the day goes on. Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor is a good eye drop for allergies. You can also take over the counter medicine like loratidine in the morning or zyrtec before bed. ...Read more

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Child woke up with very puffy/swollen eyes slight fever last night and cough, very light rash all over face and torso no other symptoms?

Watchful wait: Sometimes children will wake up in the morning with puffy eyes from a back up of fluid from their nose/sinus area. It sort of pools in that area (if you will). Important considerations would be 1. does it go away over the course of the day? 2. does it worsen over the course of the day? 3. is she she dehydrated? 4. is she urinating as much as she usually does? If not better in 2 days, go see doctor ...Read more

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I am suffering from severe insomia and my eyes are always puffy with dark circles. my insomia started before 35 days should i worry due to puffy eyes?

I am suffering from severe insomia and my eyes are always puffy with dark circles. my insomia started before 35 days should i worry due to puffy eyes?

Insomnia: This type of puffy eyes doesn't denote permanent damage. See a sleep specialist or go to a clinic specializing in sleep disorders to get your sleeping back on track. Avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine and eating spicey,fried,greasy foods at night. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn a couple of days ago and woke up today with swollen eyes, why? And how do I take care of

I got a bad sunburn a couple of days ago and woke up today with swollen eyes, why? And how do I take care of

Eyelids can get sun: burn too, so take some aspirin and elevate your head when you sleep, and apply frozen peas to bring down the swelling. While suntanning causes wrinkles and cancer, and sunburn of the face, can also lead to swelling when you lay flat in bed, since eyelid skin is also the thinnest skin on your body and easily swells. ...Read more

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9 yrs old had 103 fever with puffy eyes and cough mostly at night time for the past 10 days, dr said it might be a virus. Any suggestions?

9 yrs old had 103 fever with puffy eyes and cough mostly at night time for the past 10 days, dr said it might be a virus. Any suggestions?

Need Evaluation: Fever for 10 days warrants a medical evaluation. Possible causes include viruses, but also pneumonia, meningitis, bronchitis to name a few. Have you child evaluated before the today, before the weekend. ...Read more