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Tired Eyes Dark Circles
Venous congestion.: Toddlers and older children manifest this sign of dark puffy circles under the eyes as a consequence of venous congestion--typically triggered by allergies or by sinus infections. Also known as "allergic shiners", this collection of blood vessels becomes congested with blood backed up because the swelling of the nasal passages blocks the normal progression of blood through the nasal/eyelid area. ...Read more
Thin skin: The skin of the lower eyelids is the thinnest skin of the body and the dark circles are just seeing your own capillary blood supply through the skin. They frequently are a familial trait. There is no known effective treatment. ...Read more
See your Eye MD: Discoloration of the eyes can represent chronic dry eye, chronic inflammation, family characteristic, etc., etc. Dark circles under the eyes are not related and usually just occur because the skin of the eyelids is so thin that you can see your circulation through the thin skin. For both problems you should see your eye md asap. ...Read more
I sleep enough, still have very dark circles under my eyes. Very thin skin under eyes. even veins are visible. Reason? How to remove dark circles?
Thin skin : The skin under the eyes is among the thinnest on the body. If your vessels are very close to the surface of the skin, it could contribute to the dark colorization in that area. ...Read more
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
Common problem: The skin is thin in that area and if there is extra weight on your body or gravity has been especially hard on you, the skin can thin out a little and the veins underneath can given an appearance of darkness. Heredity plays a role as well. If these are prominent, especially with under eye bags, then an oculoplastic surgeon should be consulted for evaluation and management. ...Read more
No: It does not indicate kidney problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more
Probably not: This is most likely a deposit of lipid term 'corneal arcus'. It is benign and will not affect the vision. If the eye is red, painful, or the vision is changing rapidly, - there are some pathologic changes that can occur in this part of the cornea which will appear like a blue ring. These are rare but will need an ophthalmologist to look at them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red/black circles around eyesi have got dark red/black circles around my eyes. How do I treat that?
Ophthalmologist: Such a complaint is most unusual. You should schedule to see an ophthalmologist. It would be helpful to collect photos of yourself showing the abnormality and carefully document use of prescription and non prescription drugs as well as unusual dietary intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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