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What Causes Red Circles Under Eyes
My son who is 5 has red circles under eyes and unusually long eyelashes. He always looks tired but gets 10 to 11 hrs sleep per ngt. Allergy?
Dark circles: Hi Lois! Dark circles under the eyes can be familial, due to inadequate sleep or from congestion under the surface from allergy or sinus infection (known as allergic shiners). Ten hours of sleep per night should be adequate to prevent this as a cause. Intranasal steroid sprays may help if this is due to congestion. In the United States, all but Rhinocort Aq are available only by prescription. ...Read more
Dark circles: The most common causes are allergies and hereditary dark skin pigmentation. Other issues can also cause this problem such as poor health, malnutrition, alcohol abuse, etc. Treatments include cool compresses, allergy meds, alcohol cessation, balanced diet, makeup concealer, dermal filler, laser skin treatments. ...Read more
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
What is good for dark circles under eyes and how can you determine what is the cause of dark circles. I have anemia I was told my hemoglobin is low, and have seen several dermatologist but still don't have answers I am 48 years old and I could pass for 3
Dark circles under the eyes have several possible causes. In some cases it is due to the deposition of hemoglobin by-products in the skin resulting from chronic nasal congestion.
In other cases, the dark circles is actually due to shadowing in the area that results from facial volume loss. This can be treated with improving the volume loss. This can be done with an in- office filler injection or facial fat grafting (fat transfer).
Another common cause is genetics. Some people simply have more pigmentation in their lower eyelid skin. This is very difficult to change. ...Read more
I have terrible deep dark circles under eyes. I have nasal allergy. Is this the cause? I also drink very little water and sleep late.
Dark circles: Yes you have allergic shiners caused by your nasal allergies. This is usually caused by stagnated blood shimmering through your fine skin. ...Read more
Dark circles: Dark circles under the eyes can be due to lack of sleep, allergies, age, or many other causes. Treatment of allergies if present and getting adequate rest can help some. Cool compresses 2 times a day and makeup coverup can be effective as well. If there is volume loss associated with dark circles, facial filler injections can be considered. Laser skin tightening can be effective in some cases. ...Read more
Pirmentation: Usually a benign manifestation of pigmentation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to eradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. These are often normal aging lid changes and there is nothing to worry about with them. ...Read more
I'm tired of putting foundation and powder to cover my black circles under eyes what should I do? Nothing works?
Cool soaks and rest: 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. This is genetic and not a disease. ...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
Cannot prevent: 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
See doctor: Besides core specialists, aesthetic doctors can help. Dark circles are a combination of increased melanin, thin lower lids with visible pigment and vessels, gravity, actinic damage. You need a cream that has vit k and vit a. Vit e is good. Other things laser, ipl, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, or concealer can help. ...Read more
Cool soaks and rest: 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
No: This is generally allergic and inherited so you can try allergy meds to see if it helps. If not, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Excess skin: Eye bags are from excess skin/ fat. Dark circles usually from congestion of venous outflow. ...Read more
Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Suddenly have dark circles under eyes progressively worse over last few months now wake up swollen every day why?
See eye MD: Could be allergies; would be best to see an eye md to ensure that there are not other problems. ...Read more
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