News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   



Doctors Lounge - Pediatrics Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Pediatrics Answers List

Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: dark circles under eyes

 qnester - Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:02 am

my 4, almost 5 yr old, has dark circles under the eyes. some have suggested kidney troubles. what could be the real cause? any help would be greatly appreciated.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:48 pm

Is he/she otherwise normal, meaning gaining weight and growing normally?
I suggest you check his/her hemoglobin first, it could simply be anemia.
 trinks62 - Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:54 am

Is there a product i can buy to reduce dark circles under my eyes. I am African American and the latest product i bought Hydrolyze is not working. Should i go to a dermatologist to get a prescription?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:57 am

User avatar Hello,Dark circles around eyes are quite common and especially in atopics ie those who have an allergic tendency.Since you have a history of hay fever these so called allergic shiners are quite likely to be associated with this.These are constitutinal and may not respond to standard depigmenting agents.
You may get better results with a course of B-Carotene containing fruits like pappaya and preventing excess exposure to sunlight.Try to get adequate sleep.Ok?


Check a doctor's response to similar questions


advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application


 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)



Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

Copyright © 2001-2016
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.