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How Can I Get Rid Of Under Eye Circles From Allergies
Treat the congestion: Eye circles are often called "allergic shiners". These form when the blood vessels around the eyes get engorged and inflammed. Often times, this occurs because the lining of the eyes and the lining of the nose is swollen from allergic reactions. Using a nasal steroid spray to reduce nasal congestion is often the most effective treatment. Allergy injections can help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
Plastic surgery: If your bags are there all day long (not worse in the morning and better by evening--this is fluid), you have protruding fat pads (caused by aging or genetics and weakening of the orbital septum and skin/muscle layers). Plastic surgery (blepharoplasty) can trim, reposition, and tighten the lower eyelids beautifully, but have an abps-certified plastic surgeon do the work to minimize risks! ...Read more
No quick fix: There are some cosmetic agents such as Neotensil that may provide immediate relief but it is only short term (daily) . Definitive treatment usually requires surgery to address the excess or malpositioned fat, skin or muscle of the lower eyelid and cheek junction. ...Read more
Cool, elevation, ...: The dark areas come from dilated vessels just beneath the skin. When your eyes are irritated, these vessels become more visible. Also, the skin is a bit water-logged & thus sometimes more transparent. The puffy part is best helped with elevation (extra pillows for sleep) and cool compresses. Save teabags for drinking. Anti-allergy oral & topical meds help too. ...Read more
Depends: This can result from several causes. Angioedema can be hereditary and this has to b e addressed. It is common in middle to older age to have edema of the lower lids from fluid accumulation while recumbent. This will lessen as you get up and walk around each day. Some is due to weakening of the barriers between the orbital fat and the lids with age. See your ophthalmologist to sort out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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