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What causes dark circles under your eyes if you are still young?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 doctors agree

In brief: Nasal stuffiness

Any illness that causes nasal stuffiness can cause the dark circles under your eyes.
Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is one of the most common. For this reason they are often called "allergic shiners".

In brief: Nasal stuffiness

Any illness that causes nasal stuffiness can cause the dark circles under your eyes.
Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is one of the most common. For this reason they are often called "allergic shiners".
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Dr. David Wyatt
agree with the above... there are also genetically - certain ethnic groups that develop the darker circles under eyes, these do seem worse with allergies and lack of sleep...
Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Allergies

Allergies and lack of sleep.

In brief: Allergies

Allergies and lack of sleep.
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: Boggy veins

There is a venous plexus, or cluster of veins, under the eyelids.
Anything that irritates the eyes or the mucous membranes in the lower eyelids can cause those veins to get boggy and accentuate them. Allergies of course can, but so can illness, and simple fatigue. Sleeplessness causes both eye strain and eye irritation, and rubbing can further irritation, causing more bogginess.

In brief: Boggy veins

There is a venous plexus, or cluster of veins, under the eyelids.
Anything that irritates the eyes or the mucous membranes in the lower eyelids can cause those veins to get boggy and accentuate them. Allergies of course can, but so can illness, and simple fatigue. Sleeplessness causes both eye strain and eye irritation, and rubbing can further irritation, causing more bogginess.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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