Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Desk | 2010/03/23

Q.

Rings under eyes

Hello,

My three year old gets rings under his eyes when he is not well. Sometimes they are a purple colour and other times they are a grey colour. Is this a symptom of something or just lack of sleep?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not due to a lack of sleep. The 2 most common causes are allergies and anaemia. As this discolouration is so obvious with your son, it would be best to ask your paediatrician to see him just to be on the safe side.

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