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How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help ...Read more

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What causes puffiness under eyes.

What causes puffiness under eyes.

Many things: But most commonly age causes looser tissue which allows orbital fat to prolapse forward. ...Read more

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Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Not likely : Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more

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Yellowing of skin and bags under eyes?

Yellowing of skin and bags under eyes?

Skin yellowing: Skin yellowing can occur in hepatitis (inflammation of the liver which may be due to viruses, autoimmune diseases, medications, and other), low thyroid function, certain types of anemia and a number of other conditions. Bags under eyes can occur in a number of conditions as well. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation and blood work. This needs a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can you reduce puffiness under the eyes?

How can you reduce puffiness under the eyes?

Options : Not entirely possible, but make sure you control allergy type of problems. Hay fever very commonly creates a puffy appearance to the eyelids plus other symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, tearing, coughing, redness to eyes. If chronic, you get puffier. However some genetic predisposition to baggy eyelids which if cosmetically displeasing, can be treated surgically by eye plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What eye cream is best for firming saggy under eye skin and decreasing puffiness/dark circles?

What eye cream is best for firming saggy under eye skin and decreasing puffiness/dark circles?

Vitamin K: Vitamin k preparation (topical) has been shown to work somewhat on dark circles under the eyes. As far as the other symptoms, no guarantee it will work, but worth a trial. ...Read more

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Will nasonex (mometasone) help remove my "allergic shiners" (circles under eyes)?

Will nasonex (mometasone) help remove my "allergic shiners" (circles under eyes)?

It may be helpful: It may help to reduce swelling and congestion in the nasal passages which is associated with allergies. Saline rinses and gently blowing your nose in a tissue may also help. Discuss the possible triggers of your symptoms with your physician and keep a log of exposure to triggers for your visit. For example, does exposure to a dog make your allergic symptoms worse> ...Read more

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Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Can lupus cause dark circles and puffiness around eyes?

Yes.: Any chronic disease associated with fatigue and/or poor sleep can do this, as can lupus! ...Read more

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Get rid of under eye dark circles and wrinkles. Any help?

Get rid of under eye dark circles and wrinkles. Any help?

Have allergies?: Dark circles and wrinkles in a young adult often come from allergies. The chronic inflammation irritates the skin causing wrinkles and dark circles. If your eyes itch i would consider trying an over the counter allergy drop like patanol (olopatadine). To take it one step further, see a cosmetic physician. They can prescribe prescription creams like Retin-A and hydroquinone that are likely to help. ...Read more

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Puffy eyes in the morning. Under eyes. Why?

Puffy eyes in the morning. Under eyes. Why?

Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read more

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Are dark circles under your eyes permanent?

Are dark circles under your eyes permanent?

No: No. They can be treated with cool compresses, allergy meds, makeup concealer, laser skin treatments, facial filler, and other therapies. ...Read more

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Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Lumigan: No, Lumigan can actually make dark circles under eyes worse. Lumigan can cause pigmentation of the skin and atrophy of the fat around the eye (which can make dark circles more prominent). ...Read more

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What to do about constant red, puffy bags under the eyes?

What to do about constant red, puffy bags under the eyes?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bags under the eyes? I have noticed saggy bags under my eyes.

What is the cause of bags under the eyes? I have noticed saggy bags under my eyes.

Rule out...: Hypothyroidism -- at your next office visit, perhaps your physician can check your thyroid function as this can be an early warning. Other healthtap team members may have other ideas to share. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Will mixing tazorac (tazarotene) with under eye moisture cream help with tightening under my eyes and filling in wrinkles around my eyes?

Will mixing tazorac (tazarotene) with under eye moisture cream help with tightening under my eyes and filling in  wrinkles around my eyes?

Retinoids Work!: Yes it will work, absolutely, it is long term, and retin-a, a closely related product is actually one of the very few fda approved anti-wrinkle creams! you must be careful with it though, it is a mild acid, and can burn your skin, especially in the sun. Start out by using it every other day mixed in a very small amount, mixed with your regular moisturizing cream. I give this to all my patients. ...Read more

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