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Can allergic rhinitis be the cause for my sunken eyes? what can i do to get rid of them?

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Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 38 years experience
Allergic shiners: Allergic shiners are what they call the dark circles under the eyes associated with allergies to pollen, dust, mold, animals, etc. It is thought to be backed up blood vessels from clogged nostrils. Treating your congested nose will help: nasal saline, pseudoephedrine, intranasal steroid (fluticasone) should help the allergies and hopefully the shiners!

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