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A 21-year-old female asked:

Puffy eyes and dark circles that are not relieved by antihistamines, head elevation, or other lifestyle changes. what could be causing them?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Allergies: You have allergies most probably. See an allergist, you may need allergy testing and possibly combination of medications if single antihistamine does not help.
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step.
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Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/

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