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My Daughter Has Dark Circles Under Her Eyes
"Allergic Shiners": can look pink or purple, especially if he has nasal congestion or tearing. It's more likely in older kids, but one of mine got them at 2 when I brought home a beagle. Local irritants like soap & lotion can redden the skin under the eyes. If the mucous membranes of his lower eyelids are inflamed & " gunky", he could have "pink-eye", which is often viral but warrants a visit to his pediatrician. ...Read more
Likely viral related: This sounds like a viral infection but your daughter should see her pediatrician to make sure she is properly treated. ...Read more
My 14 year old son is constantly tired, he has a pale yellow colour to his face and very dark bags under his eyes, pain under rib cage?
No: Dark circles under the eyes don't require worry, but may inspire a trip to your pediatrician to have things checked out, especially if the circles are a recent development. Some children, some families, have such dark circles and it isn't a sign of illness. But, they sometimes can be associated with certain illnesses or lack of good sleep. Again, if they are a recent development, get 'em checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My three year old has tiny red dots on her face (under eyes, cheeks) and now has red circles under her eyes. She is acting fine. Any idea what it is?
Facial rash in child: This could be anything from an allergy to a viral or bacterial infection. Some infections can be highly contagious (even to adults), so you might consider taking precautions and contacting the pediatrician. ...Read more
Dark Circles: Dark circles under eyes can be due to many issues. In kids, if there are no other symptoms (itchiness, weight loss, kidney problems), often it can be normal, genetic or mean the child has atopy (predisposition to allergies). Be sure the child is sleeping well and see a pediatrician for a general exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 month old daughter has redness around her eyes. It's the skin that's red above her eyebrow, on her eyelid & under her eye. What could cause this?
Eye Redness: Redness aournd the eyes and be due to a number of reasons: 1) children are notorius for scratching and itching around the eye with resultant irritation, 2) allergic reaction and most concerning 3) periorbital cellulitis which requires antibiotics or 4) orbital cellulitis which is a eye emergency and requires antibiotics. You should have daughter evaluated by primary physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I noticed my son has a lot of black spots under his eyeball under his eye lid. Is this bad? Are they normal? He is 2 years old.
My daughter has two yellow growths on her eyeball under her eye lid, with many red veins running into them. ?
M.D. visit: Your daughter may have an infection of the eye which is treatable. I would suggest that your pediatrician examine her first. If they can not determine the cause, then a referral to the ophthalmologist can be made. If your child experiences changes in vision, pain in the eye, redness or swelling, then an urgent visit is indicated. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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