Puffy eyes
puffy eyes or puppy eyes- what causes puffy eyes
What causes puffy eyes?
Fluids get trapped in the tissues under the eyes. Usually the eyes are puffiest when you awake. Puffy eyes can also be a sign of sinus and allergy problems. AAAAI says allergic conjunctivitis affects about 22 million people in the USA.

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Hangovers can also produce puffy eyes. At first the alcohol lowers the anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) but as the hangover gets into full force, ADH increases again and helps the body to retain fluid.
Drug induced hypothyroidism(such as lithium) can also cause puffy eyes. raw cucumber slices,potato slices and apple slices-whichever one you have in the refrigator- place them on closed eyes and lie down for five minutes-the potatoes help take the dark circles away-apples have pectin

Tea-preferably chamomille-cooled off-place tea bags on eyes and lie down for a few minutes-tea has tannins-act as an astringent
Bathing eyes - Mix 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in a pint of water -soothes eyes

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eye puffiness - Mix one teaspoon of salt in a pint of hot water; apply pads soaked in the saline solution on the puffy areas.
  • Place cotton balls soaked in saline solution or chamomille or whatever you find soothing in the refrigator. Then place them on your eyes. Supposedly anything cold with astringent properties helps. Even just cotton balls soaked in cold water.
    Try if it is comfortable, to sleep with your head elevated.
    If you wear makeup, make certain your mascara isn't older than a few months or any eye product you put near your eyes
    better to clean your eyes with cotton balls rather than tissues, less irritating
    You might want to cut down your salt and caffeine intake.
    Antihistimines might help but they can cause more eye problems as they may dry the eye.
    Air purifiers and air conditions might help if the problem is related to allergies.
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