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Dark pink/purple circles under eyes
reifsnider6 posted:
My little girl is 5 and has consistently had dark circles under her eyes since as long as I can remember. I have had her blood checked for low iron, given her vitamins everyday, she gets plenty of sleep and still she has these on a regular basis. What else could be the cause?
Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
It is probably due to her skin being very fair would be my guess. Some kids also get "allergic shiners" during pollen season.
mamatraci responded:
My little girl is 4, and she also has dark circles under her eyes. We are going back to the ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat Specialist) who performed her ear tube surgery, to check to see if her adnoids need to be removed. She also has Asthma, and has had that problem since she was 3 mo. old. We are also trying Zyrtec & Singulair to see if they help.
Andrew Adesman, MD replied to mamatraci's response:
In addition to allergies, nasal congestion, hay fever and fatigue, it can also sometimes be familial. Other possible causes include chronic sinus infections, recurrent colds, or frequent mouth breathing from large adenoids And, as already noted, dark discoloration is also more noticeable in those with fair complexion.

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