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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...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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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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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