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I have rings under my eyes and was wondering if I can do

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I have rings under my eyes and was wondering if I can do anything ti fix it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

well, at your age I do not think you will need surgery to correct this. Is that what you were thinking of?

Dr. Rick :

Are you available to chat?

Customer:

no I do not want surgery but was wondering if theres another option?

Dr. Rick :

yes.....you can try all the creams and lotions that you see on the internet.

Dr. Rick :

Or you can get more sleep :-)

Dr. Rick :

These can also be caused by allergies. Do you have a lot of allergies?

Customer:

yes i get allergies real bad.....also i tried many differnet creams and average of sleep per day is around 7-8 hours.

Dr. Rick :

Ok. My teenage girls seem to sleep more then that lol! But 8 hours should be good.

Dr. Rick :

I bet the rings are related to your allergies. I'd see if you could get into see an allergy doctor for some good medicine to control you allergies better then you might be able to do with over the counter meds. I bet this would not only help with your allergies but go a long way toward clearing up these rings under your eyes.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

but what if i dont have bad allergies at the time because it comes and goes but eye rings always stay!

Dr. Rick :

You know, that is an excellent question. Could you take a picture of these undereye rings and upload it using the paperclip on your screen so I can have a look at what you mean?

Customer:

sure give me a min

Dr. Rick :

ok

Customer:

Dr. Rick :

yup. Those are pretty noticeable rings under your eyes......

Dr. Rick :

And, to be honest, I think I'm going to have to say that you would be better off consulting with a dermatologist at this point then an eye surgeon. If taking care of allergies etc doesn't help then I'm stumped :(

Dr. Rick :

But. The good news? I'm sure that at your age this can be fixed :)

Dr. Rick :

Very well done closeup picture by the way.....

Customer:

thanks for your help....so I should go see a dermatologist?

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure. Yes. I think a dermatologist would be the best bet for clearing this up.....

Dr. Rick :

Have a good evening. Take care.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Let me know if there is anything else you would like to discuss pertaining to this issue.
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