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Are dark circles around eyes be caused by allergies ?

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Dr. Alan Khadavi
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Possibly: They could be allergic shiners.

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How to get ride of dark circles around eyes?

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How do dark circles under eyes form due to allergies?

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Do the dark circles under my child's eyes mean he has allergies?

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No: Not necessarily. The dark circles under the eyes of children are usually signs of nasal congestion, which causes the blood flow to pool under the eyes. Of course, one cause of nasal congestion is allergies, but it's not the only cause. If the circles are very dark or new in onset, it's probably worth discussing with your doctor.
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Can having a milk allergy cause circles to form under the eyes?

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What disease or illness causes bruising around both eyes? Not allergies but bruising.

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