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My son who is 5 has red circles under eyes and unusually long eyelashes. He always looks tired but gets 10 to 11 hrs sleep per ngt. Allergy?

My son who is 5 has red circles under eyes and unusually long eyelashes.  He always looks tired but gets 10 to 11 hrs sleep per ngt.  Allergy?

Dark circles: Hi Lois! Dark circles under the eyes can be familial, due to inadequate sleep or from congestion under the surface from allergy or sinus infection (known as allergic shiners). Ten hours of sleep per night should be adequate to prevent this as a cause. Intranasal steroid sprays may help if this is due to congestion. In the United States, all but Rhinocort Aq are available only by prescription. ...Read more

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How to correct dark circles under eyes?

How to correct dark circles under eyes?

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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How should I cure dark circles under eyes?

How should I cure dark circles under eyes?

Dark: Try getting a good night's sleep. This may help. Some people have dark circles under the eyes because they are inherited. For those folks, make-up is helpful. ...Read more

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I have dark circles under eyes since a baby?

I have dark circles under eyes since a baby?

Genetic: Due to factors when born, and genetically induced. Preagnancy complications. ...Read more

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Will drug use cause dark circles under eyes?

Will  drug use cause dark circles under eyes?

Glaucoma drops can.: Lumigan, travatan-z, and latanaprost glaucoma drops can cause dark discolarization of the skin of the lower lid. ...Read more

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I have dark circles under eyes What can i do???

I have dark circles under eyes What can i do???

From congestion?: Make sure your nose is not congested. If it is, you need to try a steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine to see if it would work. If still having problem , see an allergist. Dark circles may also be a familial trait or from lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Dark circles under eyes never go away, is there anything i can take for this?

Dark circles under eyes never go away, is there anything i can take for this?

Multiple: This can be metabolic, sinus, allergy, auto-immune disease or heredity. This also can be from multiple reasons. This needs medical evaluation to insure that there is not something treatable. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my eyes are very deep inside and have very dark circles under eyes.?

Should i be concerned if my eyes are very deep inside and have very dark circles under eyes.?

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to eradicate 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. These are often normal aging lid changes and there is nothing to worry about with them. ...Read more

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Im tired of putting foundation and powder to cover my black circles under eyes what should I do? Nothing works?

Im tired of putting foundation and powder to cover my black circles under eyes what should I do? Nothing works?

Cool soaks and rest: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. Use allergy meds as needed and try cool soaks to the area. You can probably make it better, but not get rid of these entirely. This is genetic and not a disease. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of circles under eyes?

How can I get rid of circles under eyes?

Reduce salt etc: Cut down salt, reduce allergen contact, check thyroid status, reduce TV and puter time. ...Read more