4 doctors weighed in:

How do you get rid of puffy eyes due to allergies or crying?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cool pack, etc...

Some people have darker lower lids because the skin there has more color. For women, make-up can help.
Some people have puffiness due to extra blood in the tiny blood vessels in the skin. If this is from allergies or sinusitis, a doctor can treat it. It can also be from fatigue, crying, or eye irritation, in which case otc decongestant "get-the-red-out" eye drops (for less than 1-2 days) can help.

In brief: Cool pack, etc...

Some people have darker lower lids because the skin there has more color. For women, make-up can help.
Some people have puffiness due to extra blood in the tiny blood vessels in the skin. If this is from allergies or sinusitis, a doctor can treat it. It can also be from fatigue, crying, or eye irritation, in which case otc decongestant "get-the-red-out" eye drops (for less than 1-2 days) can help.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Puffy eyes

Try using your nasal spray at bedtime.
Gravity works against you when you lay down because your sinuses fill up with fluid that normally drains down your throat when you are upright. Also, before using the nasal spray perform a nasal saline rinse to dry up and thin out the secretions.

In brief: Puffy eyes

Try using your nasal spray at bedtime.
Gravity works against you when you lay down because your sinuses fill up with fluid that normally drains down your throat when you are upright. Also, before using the nasal spray perform a nasal saline rinse to dry up and thin out the secretions.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors