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I have allergies and they are making my eyes look tired how do I make my eyes look less tired?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: OTC meds won't work

Dr. Madaan is correct about inflammation leading to increased nasal blood flow & congestion.
Blood leaving the nose passes through veins in the lower eyelids & cheeks. Fluid leaks out causing edema. See your pcp for nasal antihistamine sprays that reduce congestion & topical steroid sprays that control nasal inflammation. Get more sleep. Still looking tired? See your board-certified allergist.

In brief: OTC meds won't work

Dr. Madaan is correct about inflammation leading to increased nasal blood flow & congestion.
Blood leaving the nose passes through veins in the lower eyelids & cheeks. Fluid leaks out causing edema. See your pcp for nasal antihistamine sprays that reduce congestion & topical steroid sprays that control nasal inflammation. Get more sleep. Still looking tired? See your board-certified allergist.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Arvind Madaan
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Control inflammation

Start by getting help (see a board-certified allergist) to control nasal inflammation.
'allergic shiners' (darkened areas of skin around the eyes) result from chronic mid-face venous congestion secondary to such inflammation. Cosmetically, you may use concealers etc. Select (hypoallergenic) cosmetics carefully if you have severe allergies!

In brief: Control inflammation

Start by getting help (see a board-certified allergist) to control nasal inflammation.
'allergic shiners' (darkened areas of skin around the eyes) result from chronic mid-face venous congestion secondary to such inflammation. Cosmetically, you may use concealers etc. Select (hypoallergenic) cosmetics carefully if you have severe allergies!
Dr. Arvind Madaan
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