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How can I get rid of under eye circles from allergies?
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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Treat the congestion
Eye circles are often called "allergic shiners".
These form when the blood vessels around the eyes get engorged and inflammed. Often times, this occurs because the lining of the eyes and the lining of the nose is swollen from allergic reactions. Using a nasal steroid spray to reduce nasal congestion is often the most effective treatment. Allergy injections can help too.

In brief: Treat the congestion
Eye circles are often called "allergic shiners".
These form when the blood vessels around the eyes get engorged and inflammed. Often times, this occurs because the lining of the eyes and the lining of the nose is swollen from allergic reactions. Using a nasal steroid spray to reduce nasal congestion is often the most effective treatment. Allergy injections can help too.
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Decongestants
Blood from the skin of the face drains back to the heart alongside the nose.
When the nose is congested, the swelling puts pressure on these veins, which causes the blood to back up. The skin under the eyes is so thin that you can actually see this blood pooling. Taking decongestants to relieve the pressure in the nose allows this blood to drain, and the dark circles to disappear.

In brief: Decongestants
Blood from the skin of the face drains back to the heart alongside the nose.
When the nose is congested, the swelling puts pressure on these veins, which causes the blood to back up. The skin under the eyes is so thin that you can actually see this blood pooling. Taking decongestants to relieve the pressure in the nose allows this blood to drain, and the dark circles to disappear.
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