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No: The appearance of bags under the eye is due to presence of fat that has come forward from the eye socket to just beneath the eyelid skin. This should not create inferior scleral show. The lower lid is being pulled down, or the eyeball itself is being pushed forward (commonly seen with thyroid disirders). ...Read more
Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis of the eyelid is mediated by a type IV hypersensitivity reaction in allergic contact dermatitis and by direct toxic effect in irritant contact dermatitis. It is more often caused by a product applied to the hair, nails, or face than by products applied directly to the eyelids. See your dermatologist for treatment and a patch test to find out what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Bags: Eyes can get bags due to a number of reasons including allergies, crying, salty food, sleeping on the belly, and lack of sleep. The skin under the eyes is some of the thinnest in the entire body. It is very susceptible to fluid shifts. Thus, rubbing the eyes, heavy eye makeup and drinking alcohol can also make them worse. More rarely, it could be thyroid or kidney problems. ...Read more
What are the best/fastest ways to get rid of eyebags/puffiness, and how long untill they are gone?
Depends on cause: There's a lot of things that can cause puffiness - and the treatment is directed at the underlying cause. If, for example, it's related to allergies - then antihistamines would be the answer. If it's related to prominent fat pads beneath the eyelid skin, then the answer is probably a blepharoplasty surgery. See your local plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more
I have developed under eyebags. I sleep usually in between 1-2 am. I am 24.Any cream recommendation.?
More rest/tx allergy: Sounds like you need rest most but also look into allergy management as it can also cause bags. ...Read more
No more than night: Rest, cool compresses- may helpGet a more detailed answer ›
Sleepiness: Can mean a lot of things. A good history and exam is needed so if you have continued symptoms, see a local physician to be evaluated. ...Read more
Only surgery: The exact procedure may vary.Get a more detailed answer ›
Excess skin: Eye bags are from excess skin/ fat. Dark circles usually from congestion of venous outflow. ...Read more
My skin surrounding my eyes are dry and flaky, particularly my eyebags, sometimes they're itchy and feels like they're burning. What do you think it is?
Eyelid dermatitis: Is a condition which causes the symptoms you are describing. It's often associated with eczema of the skin on other parts of your body. If your symptoms are severe enough, you may need some eye ointment to treat this. You should discuss this with your ophthalmologist. Be careful about using over the counter skin creams close to your eyes. ...Read more
Baggy eye lids best handled by Ophthalmologist or Oculoplastic Surgeon. This delicate surgery is very effective to correct the deformity, however, too much skin or muscle removal can result in inability to close eyes when sleeping. Be sure to have a Schirmer Test to rule out dry eyes pre-operative.
You should try to identify a surgeon who is trained or specialized in eye and lid surgery. ...Read more
Why do I get eyebags, pallor and hand involuntary hand tremors after an orgasm, I'm talking about hours after, it is related to my pheochromocytoma?
Could be: If you have a known pheo, it could 'do its thing' anytime, unrelated to sexual acitivity or anything else. I would encourage you to have the workup done to include an assessment by an endocrinologist to evaluate whether or not you need surgery or it can be treated and managed with medicine. If it is hours later after orgasm, I think low probability that is the cause. More just pheo being pheo. ...Read more
Varies by cause: Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by brown pigment in the skin, thinning of the skin so that the blood shows through, or by the shadow cast by a "bag" under the eye, or by a combination. The skin can be lightened by microdermabrasion and skin lighteners. The bag can be surgically improved with a lower lid blepharoplasty. Not much to offer except concealer for thin skin. Good luck! ...Read more
Lid surgery: Bags under the eyes are caused by changes in the skin thickness and elasticity. Although there are cosmetics that can conceal the appearance, the most effective treatment is either to surgically correct the bags or place filler agents under the skin below the bags in order to "inflate" the skin around them. This is not permanent but is less invasive than a lid tuck. ...Read more
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