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What causes dark circles around the eyes?

What causes dark circles around the eyes?

Dark Circles: Allergies are the most common cause of this - sinusitis can also cause dark circles. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under the eyes?

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

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

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What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

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

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What causes dark circles to form under the eyes?

What causes dark circles to form under the eyes?

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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What causes dark circles under your eyes?

What causes dark circles under your eyes?

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

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What causes red rings around the eyes?

What causes red rings around the eyes?

Uveitis: If you mean a red ring around your cornea it is called ciliary injection, and it is seen when the uvea, which iris is part of, is inflamed. Must see an eye md. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?

What causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?

Allergy and genetics: Dark circles are due to the thin skin under the eyes that can let blood vessels show through as the dark circles. Allergy can make this worse. Treat any allergy problems and try cool soaks to the lids. ...Read more

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What can cause dark circles under my eyes?

What can cause dark circles under my 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 are red circles around your eyes mean ?

What are red circles around  your eyes mean ?

VariousPossibilities: Often such red circles can be related to eye allergy or a topical dermatitis of the skin (such as sensitivity after something got rubbed against the eyes). Rarely, associated infections or other serious conditions could be evolving. If any pain (especially with eye movement) or change in vision or increasing redness occurs, see your eye md (ophthalmologist) or primary care md soon. ...Read more

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What could cause dark skin around eyes?

What could cause dark skin around eyes?

Dark circles: Dark circles can be caused by: allergies, eczema, hereditary, lifestyle factors like stress, smoking, chronic alcohol, nasal congestion, pigmentation irregularities, rubbing or scratching your eyes, sun exposure, thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen. ...Read more

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What causes the skin under my eyes to turn yellow?

What causes the skin under my eyes to turn yellow?

Yellow eyes: Yellow eyes are usually a symptoms of Jaundice , which is due to increased bilirubin from liver dysfunction. May be due to liver dysfunction from hepatitis, viral or due to chemicals includiing alcohol, or from occlusion of the bile duct from stones or a mass, or inflammation or intrinsic liver diseases like Gilbert's or liver mass/ cancer. Please follow up with doc today ...Read more

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What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes?

What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes?

Jaundice/Icterus: 44 year old female asks What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes Yellowing of skin & white of the eye is called Jaundice/ Icterus and is due to too much Bilirubin circulating in the body resultant from Liver Inflammation/ Infection &/ or Obstruction of the ducts that send bile into the Digestive tract from the liver or Gall Bladder. Can also be from too much Red Blood Cell breakdown. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of eye bags and dark circles under the eyes?

What are ways to get rid of eye bags and dark circles under the eyes?

Preparation H: As a conservative measure that you can do at home, you may notice temporary relief by applying preparation h to the area of dark circles. This works by constricting blood vessels under the skin. More permanent measures would require procedures ranging from chemical peels, to laser treatment or even incision surgery. ...Read more

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Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

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

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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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What product good for dark circles around the eyes?

What product good for dark circles around the eyes?

Depends on the: cause, if it is pigmentation due to rubbing, any of the lightening agents especially with hydroquinone will help. if hereditary, typically need lasers and possibly fillers. If due to hemosiderin, sometimes topicals help but usually fillers needed. ...Read more

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What causes a black circle around the iris of your eyes?

What causes a black circle around the iris of your eyes?

Corneal limbus: If ring is dark/black it can be a narrow space (angle/limbus) between cornea & iris, which doesn't allow much light penetration so it appears dark. Not something to worry about. If, however, the ring is milky/gray, it may suggest elevated cholesterol (but also normal variant in older people). If ring is brownish, can be problem with copper metabolism, to be checked & treated by doc. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles around the eyes?

Dark Circles: Allergies are the most common cause of this - sinusitis can also cause dark circles. See your doctor for help. ...Read more