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Is it likely the type of allergy causing allergic shiners could be a food allergy or a sinus or hayfever problem? My son has all year round?
Are my allergies causing my epicanthal folds as I have allergic shiners too are they permanent and Will they go away with medication.appear swollen?
Good resource below.: From Cleveland Clinic Read here: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/allergy/allergic-rhinitis/Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any advice for this fair skinned girl who suffers from horrible allergic shiners and eczema around her eyes? People always think I'm tired and sick
Anti-histamines: but things that shift fluids can also additionally help. Try sweats. Excercise or sauna. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dermatographia so no allergy skin tests blood tests neg to all usual environ. And foods. Yet have nasal congestion, hives, allergic shiners, reflux, fatigue in response to triggers. Next steps?
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
Sometimes: Depends upon the history. Did he get struck around the eye with a fist, a ball or some blunt object so that he has bruising around the eye? Is there swelling? Was the eye struck and is the vision ok? Or did the purple appear with no outside force which could indicate a blood disorder, or tumor? Have your ophthalmologist see your son and sort this out. ...Read more
My son has shiners eyes so pedi took him off dairy over a week ago. Shiners eyes still present. Does this mean we didn't find the allergy yet?
Dark circles: !Dark circles under the eyes can be familial, due to inadequate sleep or from congestion under the surface from allergy or sinus infection (known as allergic shiners). Ten hours of sleep per night should be adequate to prevent this as a cause. Intranasal steroid sprays may help if this is due to congestion. In the United States, all but Rhinocort Aq are available only by prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice, luck: Usually a basketball hit, only affects the soft tissue around the eye.If your vision is ok and the eyeball not red and no flashing lights or floaters are seen, then you can wait it out. Ice will minimize bleeding in the soft tissues but if enough vessels are damaged, you will be stuck with a shiner. This is a chance to raid your mom's cosmetics to cover up the bruising. ...Read more
It depends: From a few days to a few weeks, depending on the person and their injury. ...Read more
Complete ans unknown: It technically is misguided immune reaction. The body misinterprets a harmless protein or complex carbohydrate as a potential invader. Specifically it mounts a response as if there is a parasite in the area involved: skin, airway, gut - but if large areas involved or the trigger gets into the bloodstream (like bee sting or food allergy) life-threatening generalized allergic reaction=anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Dark eyes: When you have allergies, the capillaries below your eye dilate. The pooling of blood in these areas give a dark hue to the skin below your eyes. It can occur with allergies but is nonspecific and can occur at other times as well. For example, you may notice dark circles below your eyes if you don't get a good night sleep. If you see this you may think about allergies but it is not a guaruntee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flea allergy: Fleas are parasites and live only with blood meals from a host. Fleas haves a special mouthpiece that punctures intact skin and siphons blood. Like many proteins and allergy inducing chemicals in nature, fleas secrete saliva which has these chemicals, which can be very antigenic (allergy-inducing). The saliva helps to prevent the host's blood from clotting, which facilitates their feeding ...Read more