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Doctor insights on: Allergies And Dark Circles Under Eyes

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Are dark circles under your eyes permanent?

Are dark circles under your eyes permanent?

No: No. They can be treated with cool compresses, allergy meds, makeup concealer, laser skin treatments, facial filler, and other therapies. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help ...Read more

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Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Yes.: Any chronic disease associated with fatigue and/or poor sleep can do this, as can lupus! ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under the eyes?

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Thin skin: The skin of the lower eyelids is the thinnest skin of the body and the dark circles are just seeing your own capillary blood supply through the skin. They frequently are a familial trait. There is no known effective treatment. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under your eyes?

Dark Circles: These circles, also called chloasma is a discoloration or pigment concentration usually under the lower lid, but be anywhere on the face, can be caused by simple familial resemblance. In the acquired types, birth control pill, hormone therapy, sun exposure are among the most common. I ophthalmology it is seen in pts receiving glaucoma drops called prostaglandin analogs (xalatan, lumigan, travatan). ...Read more

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What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

Common problem: The skin is thin in that area and if there is extra weight on your body or gravity has been especially hard on you, the skin can thin out a little and the veins underneath can given an appearance of darkness. Heredity plays a role as well. If these are prominent, especially with under eye bags, then an oculoplastic surgeon should be consulted for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Yellowing of skin and bags under eyes?

Yellowing of skin and bags under eyes?

Skin yellowing: Skin yellowing can occur in hepatitis (inflammation of the liver which may be due to viruses, autoimmune diseases, medications, and other), low thyroid function, certain types of anemia and a number of other conditions. Bags under eyes can occur in a number of conditions as well. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation and blood work. This needs a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can cause dark circles under my eyes?

What can cause dark circles under my eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help ...Read more

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How to avoid dark sircles under eyes?

How to avoid dark sircles under eyes?

Dark undereye circle: This is usually do to inherited prominence of the circulation underneath the eyes. It is exaggerated in appearance by fatigue and age. If a woman you can use cosmetics to help improve the appearance. Get plenty of rest and use bland skin cream to smooth out the skin. In extreme cases, plastic surgery can help with the appearance. ...Read more

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Why do toddlers get dark puffy circles under their eyes?

Why do toddlers get dark puffy circles under their eyes?

Venous congestion.: Toddlers and older children manifest this sign of dark puffy circles under the eyes as a consequence of venous congestion--typically triggered by allergies or by sinus infections. Also known as "allergic shiners", this collection of blood vessels becomes congested with blood backed up because the swelling of the nasal passages blocks the normal progression of blood through the nasal/eyelid area. ...Read more

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Get rid of under eye dark circles and wrinkles. Any help?

Get rid of under eye dark circles and wrinkles. Any help?

Have allergies?: Dark circles and wrinkles in a young adult often come from allergies. The chronic inflammation irritates the skin causing wrinkles and dark circles. If your eyes itch i would consider trying an over the counter allergy drop like patanol (olopatadine). To take it one step further, see a cosmetic physician. They can prescribe prescription creams like Retin-A and hydroquinone that are likely to help. ...Read more

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Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Vasodilation of: vessels/veins, congestion of lymphatic fluid usually from subclinical delayed response food sensitivity or allergens casing also mile lower lid buldging. Also too much dietary salt, tomato based foods can add to this. Thru your skin it appears dark, but it's the way the vessels appear under skin. ...Read more

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My under eyes are dark and my eyes are vety tired?

Allergies: Allergies and heredity can be the cause. The skin below the eye is very thin and in some the blood vessels are close to the surface giving the appearance of the dark circles under the eyes. Rest, cool soaks can help but cannot completely get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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How to correct dark circles under eyes?

How to correct dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles: Dark circles under the eyes can be due to lack of sleep, allergies, age, or many other causes. Treatment of allergies if present and getting adequate rest can help some. Cool compresses 2 times a day and makeup coverup can be effective as well. If there is volume loss associated with dark circles, facial filler injections can be considered. Laser skin tightening can be effective in some cases. ...Read more

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Best dark circles under the eyes solution for kids?

Best dark circles under the eyes solution for kids?

Kids&dark eyeCircles: Dark circles under the eyes could be from alck of sleep or even hayt fever. You should se the pediatrican if you think your child has allergies. Good sleep is important for even toddelrs, so make sure the child sleeps atlest 10-12 hours in a 24 hour period and atleast 10 hours in the night. ...Read more

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I sleep enough, still have very dark circles under my eyes. Very thin skin under eyes. even veins are visible. Reason? How to remove dark circles?

I sleep enough, still have very dark circles under my eyes. Very thin skin under eyes. even veins are visible. Reason? How to remove dark circles?

Thin skin : The skin under the eyes is among the thinnest on the body. If your vessels are very close to the surface of the skin, it could contribute to the dark colorization in that area. ...Read more

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Puffy eyes in the morning. Under eyes. Why?

Puffy eyes in the morning. Under eyes. Why?

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/ ...Read more

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