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Will Crying Cause 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
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
I have been crying off and on now for 24hrs, can that cause my one eye to be bloodshot and pain to bright lights?
No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased. ...Read more
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
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
Cool compresses: The puffiness will resolve on its own, but cool compresses may help speed things along. Feel better! ...Read more
Reflex: It's a reflex phenomenon. Nothing to worry ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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