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Old 02-04-2002, 07:36 PM   #1
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Question Dark circles under her eyes

My 8 yr old daughter has dark circles under her eyes. They become more prominent when she is tired or sick. She has had these since she was a baby. Does this mean she is lacking something? She gets enough sleep so I don't think this is the cause.

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Old 02-12-2002, 09:56 AM   #2
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Mine too until about a year ago. Mine is 12 now. The circles can mean anemia and frequent sinus infections (both a problem for my daughter). Her sinus cavities were very small, which is why she was more apt to infection. She had a condition in her brain which caused the compression on her sinuses, which was repaired last year.... so no more dark circles!

Old 02-21-2002, 02:36 PM   #3
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A pediatrician once told me this is due to allergies of any kind.
Hope this helps.

Old 02-25-2002, 02:50 PM   #4
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Dark circles can also be due to thyroid, adrenal or blood problems. See a pediatrician or endocrinologist - GPs don't always have the answers you need.

Old 02-27-2002, 07:30 PM   #5
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Sounds like "allergy eyes". One day I was visiting my doctor and took my daughter with me. She was about 4 years old at the time. My doctor took one look at her (even though I was the patient) and he said to me -- your daughter has allergies. I told him that I had been concerned that she did have allergies, but what made him aware of that. He said she had allergy eyes. The funny thing is that I always had dark circles under my eyes, even as a young child. My teachers would send home notes to my parents to make sure I got sufficient sleep. Now I know - my parents didn't have a clue at the time - that I had allergies then and now. When my sinuses get infected or I have a cold, my dark circles get worse. Same for my daughter.

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