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Do the dark circles under my child's eyes mean he has allergies?

Do the dark circles under my child's eyes mean he has allergies?

Yes: (possibly). Dark circles under the eyes are sometimes called "allergic shiners." they occasionally indicate the presence of allergies, but sometimes are simply seen in children with fair complexions even in the absence of allergy. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter often has purple circles under her eyes. What causes this?

My 4 year old daughter often has purple circles under her eyes. What causes this?

Allergic dhiners: She has what's known as allergic shiners. It it caused by blood shimmering through her fine skin. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has pink bags under his eyes. What causes this?

My 2 year old has pink bags under his eyes. What causes this?

"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

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My 5 month old has purple and red tiny dots under her eyes. She has been verysleepy today?

My 5 month old has purple and red tiny dots under her eyes. She has been verysleepy today?

Possible cns infecti: This can be a very strange manifestation of brain infection or inflammation. You should take her to be seen as an emergency. The sleeping business is extremely problematic. ...Read more

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My daughter has a fever and red rings around her eyes?

My daughter has a fever and red rings around her eyes?

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

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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?

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?

Time for consult: This kid needs to see his doc.History, exam & some basic tests should point out the issues involved.This could be something simple or very worrisome.Do it this week. ...Read more

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My babies three months old and has white bags under her eye.

My babies three months old and
 has white bags under her eye.

See pediatrician: Please have your child evaluated by pediatrician and follow their advice. Not enough information is provided to say more. good luck. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my child has dark circles under his eyes?

Should I be worried if my child has dark circles under his eyes?

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 more

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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?

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

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Why does my 3-year-old always have dark circles under her eyes?

Why does my 3-year-old always have dark circles under her eyes?

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 more

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My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My toddler has red dots on his face around eyes and cheeks?

My toddler has red dots on his face around eyes and cheeks?

coughing/voming: Small pinpoint red dots that represent small broken capillaries will often show up around the eyes, face &upper torso of kids after a coughing spell or vomiting. These will not be found below the nipple line. They are transient & not the sign of a worrisome problem. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 year old have red dots under her eyes?

Why does my 3 year old have red dots under her eyes?

Under?: You mean eyelid? Or in the white of her eye? Ask your pediatrician. I am sure they are probably fine but i would ask. ...Read more

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Why might my five year old son have dark circles and eye bags?

Why might my five year old son have dark circles and eye bags?

Allergic shiners: In this age group, the most common cause of dark circles is the "allergic shiner". Have him assessed by an allergist. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

Mgt: These spots may represent a collection of pigment, but I would suggest an appointment with your PCP or online with a photo uploaded to his EMR at Healthtap. Wearing a cap and sunscreen is advised. ...Read more

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My baby has a rash around her eyes?

My baby has a rash around her eyes?

Difficult to say.: It's often difficult to diagnose skin issues without seeing them in person. I recommend seeing her doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter has two yellow growths on her eyeball under her eye lid, with many red veins running into them. ?

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