why do the bags under my eyes hurt

Swelling in the bags under the eyes is rarely uncomfortable, but for many people it can be a difficult physical attribute to accept. The swelling can cause your face to look older and more fatigued, and in some cases it can disturb the tone of your skin due to the presence of blood in the bags. This swelling might occur for several reasons. A swollen, dark eye area. Swelling in the bags of your eyes tends to appear just below the eyes. A thickened patch of skin may appear to be sagging, and it can be red or purple in color if blood is filling the surface underneath. Usually, the swelling and color is limited to the pockets of skin directly under the eye. You may also experience itching in the location, and in rarer instances, there may be some sensitivity. Swelling in the eye area can be caused by many different things. Swelling in the bags around your eyes can be caused by a wide range of problems, ranging from harmless heredity to more serious allergies.

Swelling can also be caused by getting an insufficient amount of sleep at night, and blood may fill the capillaries when you sleep, causing the appearance of swelling during the day. Fluid retention can also be a cause, according to CNN Health. Use a larger pillow at night. If you develop swollen eyes due to sleeping flat on your back, you can use a larger pillow or consider elevating the head end of your bed to create an incline and help the blood flow out of the bags under your eyes at night. Swelling from fatigue is only remedied by getting more sleep at night. Swelling due to heredity cannot be alleviated except through medical procedures, and allergies may be treated with an antihistamine and elimination of the irritant, although extra steps may need to be taken.

A professional can administer a chemical peel. If you suffer from chronic swelling in your eyes, a few procedures may alleviate this physical feature. Laser resurfacing and chemical peel treatments can help improve and tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of swelling. They can also fade and possibly eliminate discolorations that accentuate the visibility of the swollen bags. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon eliminates excess fat and skin, reducing the bulge of the bags under your eyes. In most cases, swelling around the eyes is only a temporary reaction and poses no threat to your health. Even chronic cases are harmless, but if you develop other symptoms in association with the puffiness, particularly those relating to an allergic reaction, contact a doctor immediately.

Severe allergies that go untreated can be life-threatening.
Hello, I can really identify with what you are going through. Same with me. This past 2 months, I have had terrible battle with this type of pressure sensations. where I never experienced this before. I am 42 years old. Mine are on my eyes too. and also ears and sometimes the top of my head. I saw an ENT and have been on Flonase, antibiotics (10 days), and allergy medication for about 4 weeks now. The Flonase really helped at first, but now when the pressure is bad, it doesn't seem to do much. Did you have a CT scan or MRI of your sinuses? I did and it showed I do have inflammation in my sinus cavities by my eyes/nose area. I have been on the Internet everyday, trying to find a magic answer to all this, b/c I cannot imagine living like this forever.

It is very depressing, and the sad thing is that nobody seems to understand (even doctors) how debilitating it is. People seem to think it's a minor thing, but unless you are going through this, you don't realize how terrible it is. It is life-changing. I am normally an active and a positive-thinker when it comes to my health. I don't feel a lot of compassion from people, since it's not a brain tumor or something like that. I guess I had the same opinion, prior to having sinus problems. Anyway, my hunch is that our sinus cavities are inflamed, due to a reaction to something in our environment (mold, dust, dander, dust mites, etc). They are inflamed, so our sinuses become blocked. I am now trying to stay faithful to my allergy medication, and be on it around the clock. Also, I am going to get away from my home environment during Thanksgiving for 5 days. maybe, that will tell me if it is something in my environment that I am allergic to.

When you change environments, does it help? The ideal situation would to stay somewhere on the beach, where you can get the salt air to help cleanse your sinuses. Anyway, I don't know what advice I can give, but maybe to change your environment as a test. Take care and good luck. Questions about your eyes: Do your eyes ache and feel tire easily now, from all the pressure? Mine do. I also hear a clicking somtimes, when I blink. Sounds like the clicking you hear in your neck, when you have a stiff neck. And the skin is saggy on my eyeballs. Have any of that?. and my vision does not seem as crisp and clear. I'm going to the opthamologist soon, to ensure none of this is damaging to my eyes.