Are Allergies Causing Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

While allergies are responsible for a host of uncomfortable feelings, a person’s appearance is also affected.  Dark circles under the eyes will often form while a person is suffering from an allergic reaction, which can make a person look old, unhealthy and tired.

The eyes are surrounded by thin skin, and when water builds up in that area due to allergies or sinus infections, the result is darker, puffier skin.

Treating Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Adding makeup will help hide dark circles, but won’t address the cause.  Meanwhile, adding ice or something cold to the area may provide some physical relief and reduce the swelling, but the darkness may not disappear.

To reduce the effects of an allergic reaction, a physician will typically prescribe antihistamines or nasal decongestants.  If that doesn’t provide enough relief, allergy shots could help boost the immune system to fight the offending allergens.

If you have dark circles under your eyes, learn more about whether allergies are the cause, and what treatment options may be right for you.  Our experienced ENT physician, Dr. Nguyen, at Houston Sinus & Allergy specializes in allergy treatment, so simply book an Assessment or contact our clinic and let us help you with your dark circles today!

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