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What Can You Do For Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
Dark Eye Circles: In most circumstances the dark circles that form under the lower lids are a result of leaky capillaries in the thin skin of the lid. This problem has no predictable solution, though many creams claim to improve this condition. In some cases, the circles are due to a deep indentation at the "tear trough" line between the lid and the upper cheek. Fillers may help to camouflage the shadowing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sleep is not the: answer. Watching your diet for subclinical food allergies will help more. Getting rid of the offending agent (have your PCP do food testing) will be more helpful. Stay away from too much salt, tomatoes, GMO corn, soy, wheat, sugar, potatoes is a start. This area is becoming vasodilated, and creating dark circles from the lymphatic congestion going into those veins. ...Read more
Depends how long: they have been dark circles. If for a long time, it can be permanent hyperpigmentation. If short, then you need to look at your diet and see what you are allergic too subclinically to foods causing this venous congestion creating dark circles. Talk with your eye doctor about this, and see a food allergist too. ...Read more
See an allergist: Remove the cause and get treated, paste of mint helps, potatoes skin to. Cucumber paste so good. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more
Unlikely cause: Iron deficiency can cause anemia and drowsiness. There may be the appearance of dark circles if fluid accumulates around the eyelids. Treating the deficiency may not improve the circles, however. And circles around the eyes are not an indicator of whether someone has anemia. ...Read more
It does not: 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
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
Vasodilation of: vessels/veins, congestion of lymphatic fluid usually from subclinical delayed response food sensitivity or allergens casing also mile lower lid buldging. Also too much dietary salt, tomato based foods can add to this. Thru your skin it appears dark, but it's the way the vessels appear under skin. ...Read more
NO...: Low iron state typically causes paleness of skin, mucus membranes, and it is more evident in your eyes (pale cconjunctivae). So, this should not cause dark circles under your eyes..More likely from chronic nasal congestions which reduce blood flow and causing the darker appearances there--often known as allergic shiners. Treating nasal congestions/allergies may help. Consult your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more
Dark circles are: often hereditary and difficult to treat. If your parents have dark circles then there is little you can do to change it except try concealing it. As a boy, you probably do not want to wear a cosmetic. But you could try protecting the dark circles with sunscreen which may cause them to blend in with the rest of your facial color. Also try cool compresses, moisturizer, and a good nights sleep! ...Read more
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