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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have redness and what seems like bruising around my eyes. itching and burning. looks like a shiner but is not?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Likely allergy: Airborne pollen & other such irritants can result in a slowing of blood flow through that area. The effect is labeled "allergic shiners". It may be something else but it this is common.

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Last updated Aug 27, 2019

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