Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sam | 2011/08/30

Q.

Allergic Shiners

Hi there,

My 4 year old woke up with black rings under his eyes. Is this a sign that he has an allergy? What treatment can I use?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Dark rings under the eyes are known as 'allergic shiners' and are seen in allergic children.There are other causes for this appearance as well including lack of sleep, a blocked nose and anaemia. If your son continues to have these dark rings under his eyes he should be seen by his doctor.

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