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This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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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?

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

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I'm tired of putting foundation and powder to cover my black circles under eyes what should I do? Nothing works?

I'm 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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Why do I have deep (very ugly) dark under eye circles?

Why do I have deep (very ugly) dark under eye circles?

Vascular leakage: Nothing to do about the rings except cover up (unfortunately). Sometimes they are a little more prominent with allergies or fatigue. ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of dark under eye circles?

Allergy meds: Dark circles are often a sign of allergy, and getting on allergy medications may help in the long run. A plastic surgeon may prescribe to you a topical medication to lighted them up as well. ...Read more

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What's really dark under eye circles? It's clear to me that it's not a problem in the skin beneath the eyes so what is it?

What's really dark under eye circles? It's clear to me that it's not a problem in the skin beneath the eyes so what is it?

Allergies?: A 19 year old male with really dark underye circles - can be caused by allergies. Try oral antihistamine or nasal steroid spray. See an allergist to determine specific environmental allergies and help with avoidance measures. ...Read more

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Why does my four year old have dark under eye circles?

Why does my four year old have dark under eye circles?

Dark circles: Not enough sleep, illness, systemic allergies, dehydration, hereditary pigmentation (in darker skinned individuals). ...Read more

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How can I remove my dark under eye circles? Ingredients and treatments both please!

How can I remove my dark under eye circles? Ingredients and treatments both please!

Dark under eyes: Circles, or shiners, most commonly are due to congestion in the nasal cavity and sinuses, engorged blood vessels overlap and give the dark hue, or may be just darkened skin, please make sure first that you don't have nose or sinus disease before embarking on treating the skin in that area ...Read more

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Dark under eye circles, retin a (tretinoin) or hydoquinone helpful?

Dark under eye circles, retin a (tretinoin) or hydoquinone helpful?

Skin medications: Should not be used close to your eyes. Often, they are too concentrated or the preservatives in them will irritate your eyes. Consult with your ophthalmologist about a safe eye ointment that will help your problem. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for dark under eye circles? Best product to use?

What is the best thing for dark under eye circles? Best product to use?

Many products, but: I don't know any that work well. Some people inherit dark circles to some degree, but other times it's from anemia or environmental factors such as lack of sleep or allergies of the eye/nasal sinus area. Try getting better sleep and addressing whatever allergies you may have, both in your eyes and in your sinuses, and get a medical checkup if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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What is the biggest cause of dark under eye circles? How can I remove them?

What is the biggest cause of dark under eye circles? How can I remove them?

Dark under eyes: Circles, or shiners, most commonly are due to congestion in the nasal cavity and sinuses, engorged blood vessels overlap and give the dark hue, or may be just darkened skin, please make sure first that you don't have nose or sinus disease before embarking on treating the skin in that area ...Read more

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How can I distinguish whether I have dark under eye circles or hyperpigmented skin under my eyes?  

How can I distinguish whether I have dark under eye circles or hyperpigmented skin under my eyes?  

Watch for changes: "dark circles under eyes" just means the coloring of the lower eyelids and skin below the lower lids is darker than other parts of the face. Dark circles can be from increased pigment in the skin, more blood in the skin, thinner skin so the blood in the skin shows up more easily, and any combination of the three. The coloring that changes from hour to hour, or day to day, is probably not pigment. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of dark under eye circles?

How can you get rid of dark under eye circles?

Difficult to say...: Many people have worse dark circles under eye when they are tired, hung over, or have used drugs. For those situations, resting and avoiding the alcohol or drugs solves the problem. Some people have dark rings under the eyes regardless, in which case there is little that can be done. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of dark under-eye circles?

What do I do to get rid of dark under-eye circles?

Dark: Sometimes circles under the eyes are inherited. Other times circles under the eyes can be acquired for example through fatigue. ...Read more

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How to get rid of or hide the dark under eye circles?

How to get rid of or hide the dark under eye circles?

Make-up: What is the cause?
Hereditary
metabolic such as adrenal insufficiency
drugs, silver compounds, excess topical xalatan (latanoprost). ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I get rid of my dark under-eye circles?

I was just wondering how can I get rid of my dark under-eye circles?

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate 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. ...Read more

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Any remedy 4 recurring headaches. Dark under eye circles...N impatient behaviour?

Any remedy 4 recurring headaches. Dark under eye circles...N impatient behaviour?

Milk and dairy: Dark circles under eyes is milk and dairy first. Try total avoidance including yogurt and cheese from cow's milk for 6 weeks. Usually can still use butter. ...Read more

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What treatment works best for someone who has hereditarily dark under eye circles?

What treatment works best for someone who has hereditarily dark under eye circles?

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate 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. ...Read more

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What does hyper pigmentation under your eyes look like and what is the difference between hyperpigmentation and dark under eye circles? Treatments?

What does hyper pigmentation under your eyes look like and what is the difference between hyperpigmentation and dark under eye circles? Treatments?

Eye pigment: Eye pigment below the eyes is on the surface of the skin and typically brownish in coloration. Dark circles are due to underlying vasculature showing through the skin and are bluish black in color. Treatments for eyelid pigmentation are makeup concealer, skin bleaching ointments, and laser skin treatments. ...Read more

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I have dark under-eye circles w/skin pigmentation, which appeared late childhood. What can I do to get rid of them? I tried 3 sessions of IPL before.

I have dark under-eye circles w/skin pigmentation, which appeared late childhood. What can I do to get rid of them? I tried 3 sessions of IPL before.

More Information: This could be everything from a skin disorder to nose allergies, to sleep deprivation. You should see your doctor to evaluate for these things. Also, my sisters and spouse swear by Sephora's erase paste for this. ...Read more

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I can ice pick scars and dark under eye circles with under eye wrinkles. I am only in my twenties and would like to know what can be done. I need help?

I can ice pick scars and dark under eye circles with under eye wrinkles. I am only in my twenties and would like to know what can be done. I need help?

See an expert: You might be a candidate for correction of your under-eye circles by use of a filler injection, like belotero. See a local dermatologist or plastic surgeon to investigate further. ...Read more

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I need help with dark under eye circles?

I need help with dark under eye circles?

Filler or surgery: Filler or eyelid surgery can improve dark circles under the eyes. ...Read more

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Tea bags for dark under eye circles/ eye bags or do you have any recommendations?

Not much: There really is no remedy that works 100% of the time. You may want to treat the source, perhaps fatigue or dehydration may be the cause. Loss of weight, smoking, poor nutrition, not getting enough sleep may be causes also. Sometimes its just genetic, in which case just using cover makeup is about all you can do. ...Read more

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I am 24 & african american, I have dealt with dark under eye circles almost all my life...What can I do to make them go away or improve significantly?

Some options: Depending on the cause and depth of the dark circles, some options include using topical eye creams to thicken the skin, injecting filler (i recommend only Restylane (dermal fillers) in this area) to fill in any tear trough deformity and camouflage the area to even a conservative lower lid blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to remove fat. See a facial plastic surgeon for some options and a consultation. ...Read more

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Please help! I have reallly dark under-eye circles! Please help!?

Allergies?: These are called allergic shiners and are part of allergy symptoms. Swelling of the veins like a hemorrhoid under the eyes is causing the dark circles. If having allergy symptoms use OTC antihistamine. Can try prep H under the eye to help reduce swelling. Get plenty of rest. See doctor if not getting better. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I take or what can I do for really dull skin, and brittle hair and nails, I also have dark under eye circles. Thanks?

What vitamins can I take or what can I do for really dull skin, and brittle hair and nails, I also have dark under eye circles. Thanks?

Normal nutrition: Young people rarely have vitamin deficiencies. Start with adequate sleep (allows time for your body to repair itself), a broad diet (protein, fruits, vegetables, and grains), and a lot of water. If still concerned, try a simple multi-vitamin. You can choose more expensive "programs, " but you probably can't do better than what nature offers. ...Read more

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