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How to reduce puffy eyes after a night of crying?

Asked by Dixon (638points) March 11th, 2017

I had a terrible night and cried for what seemed like hours. My vision is terribly blurry today because my eyelids are swollen and puffy. What can I do? I need to grocery shop and don’t want to face the public like this.

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Coloma's avatar

Cool compresses, washcloth in the freezer, eye drops , sunglasses, obviously! haha

Dixon's avatar

It’s cloudy. Everyone will think I’m stoned or hungover. lol

Coloma's avatar

Or that you have allergies, my eyes are red and puffy a lot because of that.
Nobody is going to ask and if they do tell them you have allergies and then sniff a couple times. lol

canidmajor's avatar

Cool, wet, teabags. Lie back, place them on your eyelids, relax about 10–15 minutes. Should help bring the swelling down.

janbb's avatar

Agree with the above suggestions and the sunglasses suggestion. Nobody’s gonna question why you are wearing them. Pretend you’re a visiting celebrity if they do.

And hugs – for the crying.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Big dark sunglasses.

Dixon's avatar

Thanks everyone. Thanks for the hug too.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Please take care of yourself and just remember we are all in some kind of shit together!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I’m sorry you’re having a rough time. If we can help, let us know. I use teabags or cucumber when my eyes are tired. It does work. The other thing you could do is get some washcloths/flannels (not sure what you call them), wet them, and put them in your freezer. I wrap one in a hand towel and put it over my eyes. This is great when it’s very hot or when I have a headache too. Just lie down. Close your eyes and put it over your eyes. Relax. Feel better @Dixon.

Judi's avatar

Preparation H. It will reduce the puffiness and swelling

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