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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water, and i constantly have dark puffy circles under my eyes. why are they there and how can i avoid them?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Allergic shiners: The dark circles under your eyes are due to allergies. Your blood stagnates under your eyes and shimmers through your fine skin to give you the shiners. Antihistaminesmay help.But consult an allergist for more help.
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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Nothing: Dark and or puffy lower lids are a natural phenomenon 90% of the time. Only rarely they can have other causes. Top three are: 1. Thyroid disease. 2. Kidney disease and 3. Allergy, or atopic disease. Need to see either your family physician or eye md for testing. Extreme puffiness can be fat herniation and needs cosmetic surgery.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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