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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more


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Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Eyelid edema: Following intense emotional situations with crying, runny nose, and lots of wiping eyelids and nose secretions, the eyelids often swell, eyes look red, and the ocular surface may be slightly irritated. Mucous is generated by the eye in response to the irritation. Sometimes contamination can be introduced into the eye with all the wiping. Not usually an infection results, but if worse, see eye doc. ...Read more

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Can crying too much cause bad eye sight?

Can crying too much cause bad eye sight?

No: Any effect of crying on the visual process is temporary (swelling of conjunctiva or blurriness). ...Read more

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Can stress and crying cause hemorrhage behind the eye?

Can stress and crying cause hemorrhage behind the eye?

No: I can't imagine crying enough to make your eyes bleed. To make your eyes red...Yes. Bleed...No. ...Read more

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What causes your eyes to hurt when crying?

What causes your eyes to hurt when crying?

Dry eye: This complaint is most common in patients with dry eyes. Other causes include any inflammation of the surface of the eye. Please see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) to have your eyes examined. ...Read more

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Does crying too much cause puffier eyes permanently? I noticed that every time I cry, my eyes gets a bit more puffier even after the swelling go down.

Does crying too much cause puffier eyes permanently? I noticed that every time I cry, my eyes gets a bit more puffier even after the swelling go down.

"Too much" means...: "Too much" means different amounts to different people. It would be really hard to cry often enough to permanently change the thickness or puffiness of one's eyelids. Of course, if a person were upset enough to be "crying all the time" she may have a psychological illness such as depression or anxiety, which would alter her facial expressions and appearance, because expressions come from within. ...Read more

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I have been crying off and on now for 24hrs, can that cause my one eye to be bloodshot and pain to bright lights?

I have been crying off and on now for 24hrs, can that cause my one eye to be bloodshot and pain to bright lights?

Eye irritation.: I would not be surprised that crying so much would cause an irritation of your eye which could manifest this way. If your symptoms do not resolve within a couple of days, you may want to have an ophthalmologist have a look at that eye just to be sure. ...Read more

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Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased. ...Read more

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Can bouts of crying over a period of several months cause eye floaters?

Can bouts of crying over a period of several months cause eye floaters?

No: Not related.
Vitreous floaters are most often thin strands of connective tissue in the vitreous jelly in the back of your eye. They may be visible when they float in front of your line of sight. Uncommonly, blood, pigment, or immune cells can be floaters.
See your eye md to make sure all is well.
Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Why is the inner corner of my right eye red there is no pain or itchiness but crying causes a burning sensation? It has been like this for a month.

Why is the inner corner of my right eye red there is no pain or itchiness but crying causes a burning sensation? It has been like this for a month.

CONSULT EYE DOCTOR: If it has been thereo a mnth and is causing burning, get it checked by your ophthalmology or your orimary doctor. ...Read more

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I started crying and my tears were stinging my face. When I woke up in the AM I had red sore rash under each eye? What could cause this

Eyelid irritation: It sounds like you have some sort of eyelid inflammation that pre-existed the crying episode but was irritated by the salty tears. It may be blepharitis or eczema. See your local eye doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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How can you reduce eye puffiness after crying?

Just wait: Usually it goes away on its own. You don't have to do anything. Ice can help. ...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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Can crying make your eyes too sensitive to light?

Can crying make your eyes too sensitive to light?

Any irritation will: Crying causes irritation of the glands and surfaces of your eye, which can make them light sensitive. It may sound weird, but try using some artificial tears a few times a day. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in my eyes after excessive crying?

How to reduce swelling in my eyes after excessive crying?

If the swelling is..: ..From crying, then it will go down naturally after you stop. That said, tea bags (black tea) are an excellent compress for the eyes. They contain tannic acid, which is a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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I was crying last night and now my eyes are puffy. How do I get rid of it?

I was crying last night and now my eyes are puffy. How do I get rid of it?

Chamomile: Make a couple of bags of chamomile tea, drain the bags and put them in the fridge to cool.
Once they are cool enough but not frozen, apply to your puffy lids. It should help! ...Read more

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What are the best tips to reduce eye puffiness after crying for a few hours?

Cool compresses: The puffiness will resolve on its own, but cool compresses may help speed things along. Feel better! ...Read more

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Dehydration? My eyes feel like I've been crying for days but I haven't. Also niggly headache & dizzyness on/off

Dehydration? My eyes feel like I've been crying for days but I haven't. Also niggly headache & dizzyness on/off

You may have dry eye: There are many things that can cause your symptoms. One of the most common problems that could be causing your symptoms, is dry eyes. It can cause pain and redness in the eyes and also headache if it is severe enough. Other causes are iritis, scleritis, or corneal problems. So it is important to see someone. Ophthalmologists are trained to evaluate you for this particulate issue. ...Read more

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My eyes swell up a lot during and after crying, sometimes lasting for more than 24 hours after. Could this be a kind of allergic reaction?

My eyes swell up a lot during and after crying, sometimes lasting for more than 24 hours after. Could this be a kind of allergic reaction?

Unlikely: Swelling of the area around the eyes is typical after crying and can persist for longer than a day. A contact allergy would likely involve swelling that persisted for longer than this. Environmental allergies can cause swelling, but it would not change in nature in relation to crying. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was crying my eyes out and all of the sudden I got nauseous and puked up everything I ate. That's never happened before. Why did it?

Yesterday I was crying my eyes out and all of the sudden I got nauseous and puked up everything I ate. That's never happened before. Why did it?

Distress: Extreme emotional distress can affect the stomach and bowels very strongly. Often this can show up as diarrhea, but similar mechanisms can cause vomiting as well. Whatever the source of your distress, I hope you have someone safe to talk to! ...Read more

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Can crying too much ruin your face? How? I used to cry a lot, sometime worser. Would that permanent ruin my ruin or make my eyes puffier, permanently?

Can crying too much ruin your face? How? I used to cry a lot, sometime worser. Would that permanent ruin my ruin or make my eyes puffier, permanently?

Crying: Will not damage your face but you need to find the cause if you cry excessively. A clinical psychologist can do some personality testing or other treatment to help you manage your emotions or live peacefully w/them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes achy in the light after crying?

Why are my eyes achy in the light after crying?

Corneal irritation: Will cause light sensitive achy eyes. Avoid rubbing and try artificial tears or gels. ...Read more

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What are some easy ways to depuff eyes after crying?

What are some easy ways to depuff eyes after crying?

Cool compresses: Probably the easiest way is to run cold water on a cloth and put this over your eyes. Some people also use cucumber slices. You do not want to put ice on your eyes but something cool can help take out the puffiness. ...Read more