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Dark Circles Under Eyes Iron Deficiency
May be: Dark circles under eyes do not have clear etiology and may be partly hereditary. Use of sun screen may help. If you have iron deficiency, it should be treated anyway. You may take over the counter iron supplements and consult your doctor at the next visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely cause: Iron deficiency can cause anemia and drowsiness. There may be the appearance of dark circles if fluid accumulates around the eyelids. Treating the deficiency may not improve the circles, however. And circles around the eyes are not an indicator of whether someone has anemia. ...Read more
Can the reason for dark circles under my eyes be from an iron deficiency if my iron level is 12.5!?
Probably not: Iron deficiency and anemia can cause fatigue and weakness, and people with fatigue often have the dark circles, but the dark circles are probably not from the deficiency itself. The most common cause of dark circles is rubbing from allergies, repeated episodes of swelling around the eyes. ...Read more
NO...: Low iron state typically causes paleness of skin, mucus membranes, and it is more evident in your eyes (pale cconjunctivae). So, this should not cause dark circles under your eyes..More likely from chronic nasal congestions which reduce blood flow and causing the darker appearances there--often known as allergic shiners. Treating nasal congestions/allergies may help. Consult your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more
I read a study that iron supplements may help adhd. My son, 4, has ADHD and on no meds, and his iron has tested low, dark circles under eyes. Try it?
Handle With Care!!: I'm sure you'd want no harm to come to your son. For this reason you wouldn't want to give him iron supplements w/out his pediatrician's supervision & monitoring. You might inadvertently give him too much. Our bodies do not excrete excess iron & and too much iron in the body can result in "iron overload" or "hemochromatosis." among other things iron overload can cause diabetes & liver damage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
My 3 yr old has very dark circles under eyes,doctors keep saying it's nothing. What can I do? Could she be deficient? She eats and sleeps well.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dark Circles: Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles. Allergies, atopic dermatitis (eczema), heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families, lifestyle factors, such as physical or emotional stress, smoking, or chronic alcohol use can take a toll on your appearance, nasal congestion (which can dilate and darken the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose), pigment issues. ...Read more
Not usually: The association may be more related to the reason why you are taking these two medications, that being some form of depression which has gone on long enough. Occasionally medications can over-push the nervous system and lead to insomnia and more fatigue, dark circles. Rarely medication can a affect the blood count or cause forms of anemia. Consult a physician to monitor for side effects. ...Read more
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