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My 5 yr old eyes look darker and a bit puffer under the eyes; what to do?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Shiners

Is the common name for dark circles under the eyes.
It is usually a sign of allergies- airborne or food. Talk to your doctor about this and consider asking for allergy testing. First thing I do is have children get off dairy and wheat for 2-4 weeks and see if shiners diminish. Food allergies are a common cause and wheat and dairy most common offenders.

In brief: Shiners

Is the common name for dark circles under the eyes.
It is usually a sign of allergies- airborne or food. Talk to your doctor about this and consider asking for allergy testing. First thing I do is have children get off dairy and wheat for 2-4 weeks and see if shiners diminish. Food allergies are a common cause and wheat and dairy most common offenders.
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