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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?

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