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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 causes dark lines under fingernails?

What causes dark lines under fingernails?

Injury: Trauma and some illnesses can do this. Remember that nails are related to hair but grow more slowly so that an injury to them may show up over time. I often see this in my oncology patient with certain chemotherapy. They well have lines in the nails. ...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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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 causes me to be black/purple color under my eyes?

What causes me to be black/purple color under my eyes?

Many diff causes: Difficult to answer without more information. If you are having this discoloration under your eyes without any injury or trauma, it could be related to blood clotting issues. My advice is to visit your medical doctor for an exam and some lab tests and your eye doctor to check for any further bleeding issues within your eye. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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How come I have dark circles under my eye?

How come I have dark circles under my eye?

Dark circles : Not enough sleep, illness, systemic allergies, dehydration, hereditary pigmentation (in darker skinned individuals). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my dark circles bags under my eyes?

How can I get rid of my dark circles bags under my eyes?

Retin-a?: Retin-a increases collagen and may thicken the lid, so the darker tissue does not show through so much. Consult a dermatologist. Injections of fillers can also help. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes discolored and have dark circles?

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

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I have dark circles under my eyes.. Can I use fae out cream under my eyes?

I have dark circles under my eyes.. Can I use fae out cream under my eyes?

You could, but..: I don't know any that work well. Some people inherit dark circles to some degree, but other times it's from anemia or environmental factors such as lack of sleep or allergies of the eye/nasal sinus area. Try getting better sleep and addressing whatever allergies you may have, both in your eyes and in your sinuses, and get a medical checkup if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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How does lack of sleep cause dark circles under my eye?

How does lack of sleep cause dark circles under my eye?

Dark circles: Lack of sleep causes fatigue which causes paleness of the skin, allowing the blood underneath the skin to become more visible & appear darker. ...Read more

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What causes red burning skin around and under my eyes?

What causes red burning skin around and under my eyes?

Allergies!: When both eyes are involved, it most likely due to allergies to the environment of something you are using such as a skin lotion, laundry detergent, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the dark blue circles under my eye?

How can I get rid of the dark blue circles under my eye?

Difficult problem: There are not a lot of good solutions to this problem. One common suggestion is to try a skin care product which contains kojic acid . You should see a facial cosmetic surgeon (ent with facial plastic expertise), dermatologist, or other cosmetic specialist in your area. ...Read more

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