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Really bad pinkish-purplish discolorations under eyes. Only 17! what could it be?

Really bad pinkish-purplish discolorations under eyes. Only 17! what could it be?

Allergies: Allergies and heredity can be the cause. The skin below the eye is very thin and in some the blood vessels are close to the surface giving the appearance of the dark circles under the eyes. Rest, cool soaks can help but cannot completely get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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Got wisdom teeth taken out. one side there is discoloration. Black, red, purple&some green. other side seems fine. Jaw is on fire hurts to tilt head. ?

Got wisdom teeth taken out. one side there is discoloration. Black, red, purple&some green. other side seems fine. Jaw is on fire hurts to tilt head. ?

Discoloration/pain: You had surgery. There will be a healing curve. Not knowing how long ago the surgery was done, or how difficult the extractions were, the best advice I can offer you is: 1. Follow your specialist Oral Surgeon's written instructions to the letter. 2. If you have any questions, or need post surgical support (and it sounds as if you do), call the Surgeon's office. ...Read more

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I have red skin discoloration in outer corners of eyes. Also, purplish-red near tear ducts (skin). Why? From sinus infection? What can I do for it?

I have red skin discoloration in outer corners of eyes. Also, purplish-red near tear ducts (skin). Why? From sinus infection? What can I do for it?

Possible infection: Redness of the skin around the eyes is typically from things like blepharitis, a type of inflammation of the eyelids, or from allergies. Rubbing the eyes can also cause the redness. The cause also depends on any other symptoms like itching, dryness, or discharge. A sinus infection would rarely cause the redness you describe. In any case you should visit your eye doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of those dark purple circles around my eyes?

How do I get rid of those dark purple circles around my eyes?

Decongestants: The blood from the face drains alongside the nose as it flows back to the heart; if there is a lot of nasal congestion, this puts pressure on the veins, and the blood backs up. The skin under the eyes is so thin that you can actually see this pooling of blood. Relieving the congestion opens up the blood flow, and the dark circles go away. See an allergist if otc decongestants don't help. ...Read more

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I have very dark purple blue under eyes, even with more sleep, help!?

I have very dark purple blue under eyes, even with more sleep, help!?

Need better sleep: Being unconscious is not the same as sleeping well. The problem could with the quality of your sleep. If you don't feel rested after 8 or more hours of sleep, you may have a sleep disorder that is fragmenting your sleep. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eyes and knees are both purple. How to make it unseen?

What can I do if my eyes and knees are both purple. How to make it unseen?

Purple knees and eye: There are couple of disease associated with purple knees. See your pcp as well as your eyemd to be sure there is nothing else going on first. ...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 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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I have red/purple cirlces under my eyes. I am 27 years old and very self conscious about this ?

I have red/purple cirlces under my eyes. I am 27 years old and very self conscious about this ?

Dark circles: Dark circles under the eyes can be due to lack of sleep, allergies, age, or many other causes. Treatment of allergies if present and getting adequate rest can help some. Cool compresses 2 times a day and makeup coverup can be effective as well. If there is volume loss associated with dark circles, facial filler injections can be considered. Laser skin tightening can be effective in some cases. ...Read more

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I found tiny purple spots under my eyes. This happened the after I cried for about a 1/2 hour. I can attach a picture?

I found tiny purple spots under my eyes.
This happened the after I cried for about a 1/2 hour. I can attach a picture?

Pic =HealthTap Prime: For a personal diagnosis, you would need HealthTap Prime. This would give you a one-on-one conversation with a physician, and the ability to provide video or a picture for review. ...Read more

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Hi, around my son's eyes they are purplish, they always have beeb but today looks more purple than usual and he looks very pale?

Hi, around my son's eyes they are purplish, they always have beeb but today looks more purple than usual and he looks very pale?

Somewhat vague: But obviously concerning enough to you and should be examined by his pediatrician. More medical history on your son in addition to an exam and possibly other testing may be necessary to sort out those concerns. Parents know their children best and their concerns need to be taken very seriously. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with red/purple circles under my eyes. It looks like someone had punched me. Neither my pnp nor i can figure out what's going on.

I've been waking up with red/purple circles under my eyes. It looks like someone had punched me. Neither my pnp nor i can figure out what's going on.

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate 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. ...Read more

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Purple halo around brown eyes?

Purple halo around brown eyes?

Lipid (Fat) Deposits: Although this ring may look purple in people with brown eyes it is actually opaque white/grey. It is caused by lipid (fat) deposits around the periphery of the cornea. It is called arcus senilis. It is a benign finding and occurs commonly but in certain patients can rarely indicate elevated cholesterol and if asymmetric can indicate narrow blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the only people with purple eyes are albino?

Yes and No: No: special contact lenses can mimick a purple eye. Now without contact lenses, yes, albino's lack iris pigment. If it is severe it looks more red than purple. Yes. Incomplete albinos can have purplish irides, because of transmission of light into the eye and reflecting from retina which is red is filtered by partial albinos as purple. ...Read more

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Are purple spots on my eye dangerous?

Are purple spots on my eye dangerous?

Probably not: While they are probably not dangerous, it is difficult to tell you what they are without seeing them. Probably the best advise would be to see an ophthalmologist who can help you. ...Read more

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My son has a purple dot on his eye ball?

My son has a purple dot on his eye ball?

See an eye doctor: Better to be safe. Have your son examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist who is trained to diagnose such conditions. ...Read more

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