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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Dark Circles Under Eyes (Definition)

Dark circles under the eyes are due to the blood vessels in the skin beneath the eyes. These may become darker in people who are tired, or in people who ...Read more


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Can antihistamines help allergic shiners?

Possible: Allergic shiners are caused by nasal congestion that results in passive congestion of a venous plexus that is under the eyes. So using an antihistamine to help alleviate allergic inflammation and congestion of the nose may be helpful. ...Read more

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Will nasonex (mometasone) help remove my "allergic shiners" (circles under eyes)?

It may be helpful: It may help to reduce swelling and congestion in the nasal passages which is associated with allergies. Saline rinses and gently blowing your nose in a tissue may also help. Discuss the possible triggers of your symptoms with your physician and keep a log of exposure to triggers for your visit. For example, does exposure to a dog make your allergic symptoms worse> ...Read more

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Antihistamines, nose sprays, and completing allergy shots are not getting rid of my allergic shiners. Need advice. ?

? Food allergies: Allergic shiners are commonly caused by food allergies. All the drugs & shots in the world won't help if you are eating foods you are allergic to. Standard allergy tests won't reliably detect. Try an elimination diet- avoid all dairy, gluten, eggs, corn, soy & almonds for 10 days, then add back one at a time. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=diet&dbid=7. ...Read more

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I have allergies which caused me to get the allergic shiner .. How do it get rid of it?

I have allergies which caused me to get the allergic shiner .. How do it get rid of it?

Nasal sprays: Allergic shiners result from chronic nasal congestion. If your allergies are all year round, use a steroid nasal spray all year round or considering starting allergy shots. Consult an allergist for your best options and testing. ...Read more

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What to do for allergy shiners and hives?

What to do for allergy shiners and hives?

Allergic shiners: Those dark circles under the eyes are commonly called allergic shiners. They are due to back up of blood in the small blood vessels due to significant nasal congestion. It takes a while, but with treatment of the nasal congestion, the "allergic shiners' will gradually improve. Hive are usually treated with antihistamines and finding the cause of the hives so avoidance measures can be done. ...Read more