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Baby Red Circles Under Eyes
My son who is 5 has red circles under eyes and unusually long eyelashes. He always looks tired but gets 10 to 11 hrs sleep per ngt. Allergy?
Dark circles: Hi Lois! 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 more
My iron levels keep falling low despite taking iron supplements since having baby 7 months ago. Not breast feeding anymore, eat healthy and trying to exercise but makes me feel so tired. I'm bruising easily and have dark circles under eyes which is unusua
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: This can be metabolic, sinus, allergy, auto-immune disease or heredity. This also can be from multiple reasons. This needs medical evaluation to insure that there is not something treatable. ...Read more
Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to eradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. These are often normal aging lid changes and there is nothing to worry about with them. ...Read more
Im tired of putting foundation and powder to cover my black circles under eyes what should I do? Nothing works?
Cool soaks and rest: 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. This is genetic and not a disease. ...Read more
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