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Puffy Eyes

Puffy EyesPuffy eyes are a condition where the eyes begin swelling due to different factors. Usually puffy eyes will go away after a little bit of time or some treatments done at home.

Causes of Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes can be caused by many factors. These include

  • Fluid retention
  • Stress
  • Allergies
  • Hormone changes

There are certain bodily functions like crying and sleeping too much that may also cause the eyes to swell. When we cry, it is often accompanied by swollen eyes. This is due to the fact that the body reacts to emotions and causes more blood to flow through the eyes which leads to swelling. However, the production of too much of tears can strain the eyes. Also, we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by different factors such as too much sodium in a diet causing water retention, tossing and turning and not getting enough sleep, excessive drinking of alcohol, and others as well.

Treatment of Puffy Eyes

For normal puffy eyes that are not caused by other eye conditions, there are many ways to get rid of puffy eyes. The following list is only a few of the remedies and may not work for everyone

  • Wash face with ice cold water
  • Limit sodium intake
  • Drink plenty of water to clean out your system
  • Place two slices of cool cucumber on the eyes for several minutes
  • Moisten two tea bags in cold water, chill them in the refrigerator and place them over closed eyelids for several minutes
  • For allergies and puffy eyes, find out the item causing the allergic reaction and minimize its use; doctors may also provide medication in the form of shots or prescription drugs.
  • Cream for puffy eyes - Try a soothing eye cream with aloe and Vitamin E, which can be applied to the eyes