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Hello ,I have dark circles for 6 7 years and i am 24 years old.I consulted a homeopath doctor and he said its hereditary problem.Is it hereditary? .Could you please suggest me any way to get rid of them permanently. looking for help. thanks
Asked On : Sat, 5 Mar 2011
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Dear Amarjot, Welcome to HealthcareMagic!
Dark circles around eye ( periorbital hypermelanosis ) is a very common & difficult to treat problem. Besides hereditary, it can be idiopathic, or due to anemia (iron or folic acid/Vit. B12 deficiency), atopic diathesis (allergic shine), stress etc., to name a few. Please consult a dermatologist for evaluation & treatment according to its cause
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurang Krishna's  Response
hi amarjot.
under eye dark circles are a very common and stubborn problem. unfortunately there is no single effective treatment for them and thus the aproach becomes multimodal.
what i suggest is

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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome to HealthacerMagic forum,
Dark circles are multi factorial..and is definitely a challenge to treat. Hereditary factor,lack of sleep,iron deficiency,vit deficiency,atopic ds,stress,etc may lead to dark circles.First thing is start using a good spf suncreen daily esp when going out in sun.You can take chemical peels for the same.Consult a good dermatologist who can rule out the above thing and help you reduce it.
take care,
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Homeopath Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy's  Response
hi greetings from health care magic
Dark circle around the eye is a very general problem but not necessarily hereditary. lack of sleep, over mental stress, tiredness, lack of sufficient fluid, sun exposure etc. It has multi factorial etilogy. so first place take sufficient rest and apply some sun screen lotion and besides that if you would like consult for homeopathy treatment. thank you
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Jasvinder Singh's  Response
Dark circles under the eyes can be hereditary and thus if it runs in the family, very little can be done. Vitamin B6 (Niacin) & folic acid deficiency can also lead to this problem and thus can be taken. Some allergens can also give rise to the same and thus need to be avoided. Lack of adequate sleep can also result in dark circles and thus advised to take adequate sleep. Apply cool tea bags, an ice cube wrapped in soft cloth, or cucumber slices to your eyes daily. Apply an eye cream containing vitamin K and retinol. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, take vitamins, and drink plenty of water.

Hope it helps you. Regards.

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