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Can a sinus infection cause the dark circles and the bags

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Can a sinus infection cause the dark circles and the bags under my to increase in size and color?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Hello,

Nasal congestion can cause dilatation and darkening of veins connecting nose and under eye face area.

Sinus infection causes nasal congestion, thus it can increase dark circles.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
What about the bags under my eyes? Anything or product I could use to decrease these?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
There are many type of treatment like botox, laser treatment, cosmetic surgery etc.

You have to consult cosmetic surgeon for appropriate treatment.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The first question wasn't answered completely, there was no mention of the bags under the eye, that is why I asked the second question. Nine dollars was taken out of my account and paid to you.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
The treatment of the bag under the eye are the same like botox, laser treatment, cosmetic surgery etc.which I mentioned earlier.

You have to consult cosmetic surgeon to find out which one will suit you.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
You still did not answer my question can a sinus infection enlarge the bags under the eye?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
There are many causes of dark circles and under eye bags.

When dark circles become aggravated, becomes under eye bag.

The most common causes are :

Allergies, asthma, nasal congestion, sinus infection, heredity, aging, smoking,alcohol, caffeine etc.

I wrote you earlier that sinus infection can cause nasal congestion thus dilatation of vessels around the eyes and nose and may lead to dark circle and under eye bags.