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Dark Cirle under and upper side of my eyes, what can i use to remove ?

Dark Cirle under and upper side of my eyes for 2 years Sir...can i use Betnovate N ointment all over my face?and i have another serious problem suffering for 1years...i have bad dark circle under and upper side on my eyes...upper side is totally black :( but i eat plenty of fruits vegetables..n sleep 8-9hours..when i go to bed at 11at night next morning ma drk crcl looks light n ma skin glows...but if any day i go to bed at 12at night nxt morning i look lyk very ugly..i dnt knw y dis happening wid me...plzz sir help me
Asked On : Thu, 7 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. It is commonly assumed that dark circles under the eyes are caused by a lack of sleep, and poor quality sleep and insomnia can certainly cause this condition. However, a variety of other conditions can lead to dark circles under the eyes, some of which are related to lifestyle, such as drinking too much coffee or crying. Other causes are genetic or medically based, such as infection, head or facial trauma, or thin skin on the lower eyelids, which makes the underlying blue-colored veins more visible.

Depending on the cause, dark circles under the eyes can arise suddenly and disappear quickly, such as when you have a mild allergic reaction to animal dander or dust. Dark circles under the eyes that develop over time may be a sign of chronic dehydration or anemia.

Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:
Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or try a cooled, used teabag.
Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.
Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.
Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.
Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.
Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one study showed that a serum containing plant-based compounds, including root extracts and Brazilian suma, significantly improved the appearance of dark under-eye circles.
Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.
If it doesnt get better you must see a dermatologist. Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 10 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Please do not apply that ointment. It is a steroid and antifungal antiparasitic drug. The dark circles are due to hyperpigmentation. You need skin bleaching agent. Avoid sun exposure. Use sunscreen of SPF25 and above. Drink plenty of water. Consult a Dermatologist who will offer you options like bleaching agents like hydroquinone, chemical peel etc. after giving you thorough checkup.
Answered: Wed, 27 Jul 2011
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welcome to health care magic.see there are many reasons like u have worry,don't have sound sleep,vitamin deficiency.use cucumber on eyes it realy you feel relax,also used homoeopathic preparation calendula aloevera gel its realy help you.don't use betnovate N OINMENT it steroid preparation gives you temprory relief.
Answered: Thu, 7 Apr 2011
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