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What Do Dark Circles Under The Eyes Mean
Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be from:allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetics, 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. What helps: 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist helps. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more
I've had dark circles under my eyes for my life I think. But when I pinch the skin lightly, the pinched part looks lighter, normal even. Does that mean it's likely due to blood pooling under eyes?
Y do cancer patients have dark circles under their eyes? My 3year old jst recently developed them? Does that mean she could have cancer? Other causes
Dark circles under the eyes could be from alck of sleep or even hayt fever. You should se the pediatrican if you think your child has allergies.
Good sleep is important for even toddelrs, so make sure the child sleeps atlest 10-12 hours in a 24-hour period and atleast 10 hours in the night. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Sometimes this caused by lack of sleep, some by allergies — a thorough evaluation and history is necessary. Try getting more rest — increasing hydration and maybe over the counter allergy medicine such as Claritin (loratadine) if no contraindications (talk with your pharmacist). ...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
Cool soaks: 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
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
Isotretinoin's list: Of potential side effects for the eye include, blurred vision, cataract, color blindness, contact lens intolerance, corneal opacity, decreased night vision, keratitis, papilloedema, photophobia, visual disturbances, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, and generalized eye irritation. Periorbital skin discoloration (dark circles) are not one of the known side effects listed by the manufacturer. ...Read more
Possibly: Dark circles are increased pigmentation often from cycles of swelling, from rubbing or allergies, and from and increased concentration of skin due to looseness of the skin in that area. The ambi product or the fading version may slowly help to reduce pigmentation and even the skin tone, but remember the lid skin is very sensitive and prone to allergic dermatitis, which would worsen the circles ...Read more
Unfortunately, no: These dark circles are caused by fluid accumulation, an increased density of veins, loose skin, excess fat, or a combination of the above conditions. Aside from cosmetics which hide the appearance with the equivalent of a skin "paint", only surgery can improve the dark circles. If yours are caused by allergies, your doctor may prescribe antihistamines to see if they help. ...Read more
Who is the best doctor to see for dark circles under the eyes? Which doctor can best treat this condition throughly?
Dark circles: For dark circles, you should see either an eye doctor or dermatologist. ...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
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
Normal...: Normal for you. The skin there is too thin. Oh well. ...Read more
Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bad breath and dark circles under the eyes that seem to be permanent?
Good OH and airway: Bad breath can be treated with good oral hygiene and perio tx. Airway volume may be the problem. Narrow palate often leads to malocclusion, compromised periodontal health (ultimately bone loss and bad breadth), most importantly, less airway volume (reduction of oxygen intake). Expand the palate in children has proven to increase airway volume and reduced or eliminate dark circle under the eye. ...Read more
How do I get rid of dark circles under the eyes? I've had them ever since the first day of high school and they seem not to disappear! Help!
Allergies: Most of the time dark circles under the eyes — "shiners" indicate allergies and in particular food allergies. My first suggestion is to stop all dairy and gluten and see what happens over the next 3 months. If there are obvious things that bother you when you eat them, then stop those too. You may also benefit form seeing a chinese medicine practitioner. ...Read more
Maybe: Dark circles under the eyes is usually caused by backup of dark venous blood in veins behind the thin lid skin. Besides causing fatigue, cardiac problems can make this darkening worse. Make sure you are under the care of your primary doctor and if necessary, a cardiologist. ...Read more
Could be either: Taking any drops (like prostaglandins for example)? Allergies? ...Read more
Lifelong allergic 'type' I've been told that I am a 'typical allergic type': dark circles under the eyes, slight but chronic chest congestion, chronic fluid behind the eardrums. Intense june grass sensitivity but always stuffy the rest of the year. Every
Allergic : It definitely sounds like an allergic rhinits. Have you seen an allergist and considered therapy including allergy shots to eliminate the allergies. ...Read more
Does hydrocortisone actually help alleviate dark circles under the eyes? I read that some doctors recommend it, but I'm afraid it will thin my skin.
Better not use it: Hydrocortisone isn't recommended and not the standard of care for dark circles under eyes, or the shiners, which might very well be due to nasal or sinus congestion, hydrocortisone cream if used for extended periods without medical supervision can thin your skin as you mentioned, and worse can make it dark too, better ask your doctor first who might refer you to ENT or an allergist, goodluck, ...Read more
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