A 45-year-old member asked:
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what to do about dark circles ans puffiness around the eyes?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Circles: For the dark circles, get a good night's sleep. For puffy eyes, try allergy medicines such as Claritin (loratadine) if the puffiness doesn't clear on its own. Call your pcp if symptoms persist or worsen.
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help
Answered on Aug 30, 2019
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Less salt intake: Agree With Dr. C. One more thing to consider would be to reduce your salt intake.
Answered on Dec 17, 2018

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