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Why Do You Get 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 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I started to get dark circles under my eyes. I never had them before. How do I fix them? I am now congested a lot in the morning, but i get good sleep
Nasal congestion: One study found that the more congested the nose is, the darker the circles under the eyes. You should consider seeing an allergist to found out the cause for the nasal congestion and see if relieving this issue would help. ...Read more
Why do most people get dark circles under their eyes when they are tired, but mine get extremely pale?
Is it normal that when most people are tired they get dark circles under their eyes, but mine get extremely pale?
Thicker skin: Those with thinner skin below the eyes, tend to show dark circles easily, those with thicker skin , mask the blood vessels that lie underneath. ...Read more
Not usually: The association may be more related to the reason why you are taking these two medications, that being some form of depression which has gone on long enough. Occasionally medications can over-push the nervous system and lead to insomnia and more fatigue, dark circles. Rarely medication can a affect the blood count or cause forms of anemia. Consult a physician to monitor for side effects. ...Read more
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