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Red Circles Under Eyes Toddler
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
Dark Circles: These circles, also called chloasma is a discoloration or pigment concentration usually under the lower lid, but be anywhere on the face, can be caused by simple familial resemblance. In the acquired types, birth control pill, hormone therapy, sun exposure are among the most common. I ophthalmology it is seen in pts receiving glaucoma drops called prostaglandin analogs (xalatan, lumigan, travatan). ...Read more
Cannot prevent: 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. ...Read more
See doctor: Besides core specialists, aesthetic doctors can help. Dark circles are a combination of increased melanin, thin lower lids with visible pigment and vessels, gravity, actinic damage. You need a cream that has vit k and vit a. Vit e is good. Other things laser, ipl, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, or concealer can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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