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What is good for dark circles under eyes and how can you determine what is the cause of dark circles. I have anemia I was told my hemoglobin is low, and have seen several dermatologist but still don't have answers I am 48 years old and I could pass for 3

What is good for dark circles under eyes and how can you determine what is the cause of dark circles. I have anemia I was told my hemoglobin is low, and have seen several dermatologist but still don't have answers I am 48 years old and I could pass for 3

Dark: Dark circles under the eyes have several possible causes. In some cases it is due to the deposition of hemoglobin by-products in the skin resulting from chronic nasal congestion.

In other cases, the dark circles is actually due to shadowing in the area that results from facial volume loss. This can be treated with improving the volume loss. This can be done with an in- office filler injection or facial fat grafting (fat transfer).

Another common cause is genetics. Some people simply have more pigmentation in their lower eyelid skin. This is very difficult to change. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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High RDW (15.7), low MCHC (30.7), low absolute monocytes (185); exhausted, depressed, dark circles under eyes, pale. Is this pernicious anemia?

High RDW (15.7), low MCHC (30.7), low absolute monocytes (185); exhausted, depressed, dark circles under eyes, pale. Is this pernicious anemia?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your lab findings are not consistent with pernicious anemia. You may be iron deficient but that in a male needs to be investigated to rule out occult bleeding. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are white circles under eyes caused by anemia?

What are white circles under eyes caused by anemia?

No: Anemia if significant can cause generalized paling of skin, not white circles. True whitening of eyelid in patterns can be sign of other illnesses and itself is called vitiligo. Improper use of skin whitening creams may be a cause too. See your family doctor. ...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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How should I cure dark circles under eyes?

How should I cure dark circles under eyes?

Dark: Try getting a good night's sleep. This may help. Some people have dark circles under the eyes because they are inherited. For those folks, make-up is helpful. ...Read more

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I have dark circles under eyes since a baby?

I have dark circles under eyes since a baby?

Genetic: Due to factors when born, and genetically induced. Preagnancy complications. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark circles under eyes? Tea bags?

How can I get rid of dark circles under eyes? Tea bags?

Avoid rubbing eyes,: Rubbing eyes causes bruising, avoid by using allergy eye drops if needed. Consider hydro quinone ointments to help fade, avoid topical steroids can make worse, some glaucoma drops also. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of dark circles under eyes I sleep enough but just can't get rid of it?

What is the best way to get rid of dark circles under eyes I sleep enough but just can't get rid of it?

2 poss. Reasons: 1. Are you getting 8 plus hours of sleep at nite? 2. Do you have any food allergies? The most common food allergy that will cause dark circle under the eyes is allergy to dairy. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old I have a dark circles under eyes. I thought it is due to less sleep or less food intake but I do sleep 8 hrs & eat well pls suggest?

I am 26 years old I have a dark circles under eyes. I thought it is due to less sleep or less food intake but I do sleep 8 hrs & eat well pls suggest?

Dark circles: Fatigue isn't the only reason for dark circles under your eyes. What appear to be dark circles under your eyes are sometimes just shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging. Causes may include: Allergies, Atopic dermatitis (eczema), Contact dermatitis, Fatigue, Heredity, Rubbing/scratching, sun exposure, thinning skin (common with aging). ...Read more

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Natural way to get rid of dark circles under eyes my eyes aren't puffy just have dark circles I sleep like 9-10 hours everyday why have I still got it?

Several Ways: Most often, if it not sleep deprivation, the dark circles under the eyes are due to nasal stuffiness caused by allergies. The best way to handle this is to see your doctor and have them help you figure out a treatment plan. There is also a good product from Sephora called erase paste that helps also. ...Read more

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I have dark circles under eyes What can I do???

I have dark circles under eyes What can I do???

From congestion?: Make sure your nose is not congested. If it is, you need to try a steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine to see if it would work. If still having problem, see an allergist.
Dark circles may also be a familial trait or from lack of sleep. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent dark circles under eyes?

What are some ways to prevent dark circles under eyes?

Cannot prevent: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. Use allergy meds as needed and try cool soaks to the area. You can probably make it better, but not get rid of these entirely. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark circles under eyes?

How to get rid of dark circles under eyes?

See dermatologist: Dark circles usually due to food allergen or inadequate sleep. The most common food allergen to cause dark circles is a dairy allergy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark circles under eyes?

How can I get rid of dark circles under eyes?

Dark circle eyes: Difficult dilemma but very common!
Get good night sleep, drink plent of fluids,
Less alcohol and smoking.
Refer to my previous response to a similar question ...Read more

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Does percocet use cause dark circles under eyes?

Does percocet use cause dark circles under eyes?

No: May be due to being drowsy from medication but no it does not cause dark circles under the eyes. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the dark circles under eyes?

How do you get rid of the dark circles under 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 do I do to get rid of dark circles under eyes?

Make up counter: I wish I could tell you something medically that actually works, but I have not found anything that really does the job. There are lots of snake oils that reps want me to sell in my office but I have not seen that they work. I would look up inglot cosmetics and make a pallet of colors and see a make up artist because it will be the best bang for your buck. ...Read more

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How to naturally get rid of dark circles under eyes?

How to naturally get rid of dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles in eyes: There are many causes for circles under eyes to occur: racial, occupational sun exposure, certain glaucoma medications, fatigue, insomnia and the list goes on. Some circles will subside if the cause is a temporary one and is removed. In some cases a lower blepharoplasty (lid tuck), will improve the appearance as the prominent orbital fat is also removed. Cosmetic creams work not as they claim. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark circles under eyes naturally?

How to get rid of dark circles under eyes naturally?

Dark circles in eyes: There are many causes for circles under eyes to occur: racial, occupational sun exposure, certain glaucoma medications, fatigue, insomnia and the list goes on. Some circles will subside if the cause is a temporary one and is removed. In some cases a lower blepharoplasty (lid tuck), will improve the appearance as the prominent orbital fat is also removed. Cosmetic creams work not as they claim. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hereditary dark circles under eyes?

No luck: Consider filler injections or hide with creams. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my dark circles under eyes?

What can I do to get rid of my dark circles under eyes?

Makeup or cosmetics: Difficult problem to solve. May use cosmetics. Cosmetic surgery may be an option. Also, make certain you are getting sufficient rest and sleep. Good luck... ...Read more

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How do I get rid of (or prevent) dark circles under eyes?

Sleep, treat allergy: Common reasons for dark circles are fatigue/lack of sleep and allergies. ...Read more

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Dark circles under eyes after meningitis. What do you suggest?

Dark circles under eyes after meningitis. What do you suggest?

Dark circles: Dark circles under eyes is venous congestion. You must sleep adequately, and increase your hydration and avoid caffeine. The circles should improve. ...Read more