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Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes refer to puffiness or swelling around the eye area, and the condition is medically termed periorbital puffiness. It can be caused by genetic differences, aging, alcohol intake, allergies, a high-salt diet, trauma, or lack of sleep. Self-treatment includes cold compresses and getting enough sleep.

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My eye is red and puffy and hurts under light. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My right eye is red and puffy. It hurts when I blink by the top of my iris. It also tears up a lot when it hurts, and when under the light. I use contact lenses that I can use for a week straight, and it started on day three. When it started, it only hurt when I blinked, and the eye wou...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I would like to tell you my point of view as an ophthalmologist in and against any contact lens that stays in the eye for more than 12 hours. The puffiness is most probably related to an allergic reaction that your eyes are experiencing, and you should ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the puffy eyelids? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from sinus infections. I have recently been to an ENT for a second nose surgery as the first surgery did not fix my deviated septum properly. Over the past two months, I have had a sinus infection located directly behind the upper part of my nose. I think that these infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Thank you for the detailed history. The main problem is sinusitis. So, if we treat the underlying infection and cause, then everything will get better. Sinusitis and frequent infection can be either due to alle...  Read Full »

My father has itchy white spots on his foot. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad, who is 56 years old, has white spots on his skin. He has a history of diabetes, and I would like to ask some questions about that. I have a signed authorization to speak to a doctor on his behalf since he struggles a lot with technology. The first question would be to know what t...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Skin lesion looks like psoriasis, and it is not linked with diabetes, but uncontrolled diabetes may worsen it. I would suggest that a skin specialist give you a better explanation of this. If he is not on any medication, I suggest he needs to...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the symptoms of hay fever, especially puffy eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old and had hay fever five months ago. I had a runny nose and itchy eyes. Later it cleared out, and I did not have any symptoms. However, I had puffiness around my eyes four to five years ago, lasting more than a week. So, my question is how to get rid of hay fever. Do I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If possible, can you please send a picture of the affected area? Do you have any urinary problems? You may have swollen or puffy eyes due to hay fever. The inflammation brings more fluid into the tissue areas affected. Swollen eyes could last a little longer than other...  Read Full »

What could cause puffy eyes in children?

Query: Hello doctor, My son incurred puffy eyes last week until now. He experiences fever and headache. Fever reduces when I give him Paracetamol but it will recur again and still, he is having swollen or puffy eyes. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Swati Pandey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems your child is having some kind of allergy or infection. Are there any other symptoms like itching, pain or any eye discharge? How is his left eye? Is he having an allergy to anything he ate o...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best creams for dark circles and puffy eyes.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask about dark circles and puffy eyes. Should I treat them with Hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamin C creams? As under eye area is very delicate and we tend to lose collagen in this area as we age and if yes, then please suggest some best creams to treat these deficits as do n...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern about periorbital melanosis, dark circles with puffiness. Please be aware of the causes that predispose the condition. The causes are hereditary, oversleeping leading to fatigue, lack of sleep leading to fluid build up, eye strain due to inc...  Read Full »

What can be done for black puffy eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24, male and have been suffering from black puffy eyes for about three to four months now. It has got to the point where people have started noticing as it looks as if I am sick and tired. I have a healthy lifestyle and sleep seven to eight hours on an average. I never smoke and d...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From from what you have told me and the photo of yourself (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel you have atopic conjunctivitis, a form of longstanding allergy. This is a problem which is related to the disease which you are experiencing in your nose a...  Read Full »

I am facing severe hairfall along with puffy eyes and a dull face. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing severe hair fall, and the hair is growing very slowly. Please suggest a treatment for speeding up hair growth. Also, please suggest a good facial serum and cream for puffy eyes and face.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Hair fall may occur due to multiple factors, including genetic susceptibility, wherein there is a similar condition that runs within the family and gets transmitted genetically. Hair fall may also occur due to h...  Read Full »

My 10-month-old daughter has puffy eyes in the morning. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My 10 months old daughter has puffy eyes after she wakes up from sleep in the morning. Her blood results show AST (SGOT) as 71 IU/L. Puffiness will vanish during the day after few hours. Do we need to worry about this? Her AST (SGOT) is 71 IU/L, ALT (SGPT) is 28 IU/L, globulin is 1.8 g/dL...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Early morning puffy eyes commonly indicate some problem relating to the urinary system. It can even be a urinary infection. Get a urine analysis done. She also requires renal function tests (blood test). It is better you take her to a local pediatrician for a physi...  Read Full »

What causes eye bags and how is it managed?

Query: Hello doctor, About six years ago, I was distraught and cried for several hours till I fell asleep. The next morning when I woke up, I had large eye bags. I had never had eyebags. I still have these bags to this day. I feel insecure about them, and I do not know what to do. Do I need to get surgery...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and there is slight swelling below the eyes and round cheeks. It might give you a cosmetic concern. There are etiologies which results in eyebags: allergies, eye disease, thyroid ...  Read Full »

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