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Eye bags and swelling under the eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have started developing eyebags.I am 26 years old .I take 7-8 h of sleep.I tried using potato slices but it didn't help.Please suggest me what shall I do?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr
User :   Hello
User :   What do you suggest me to do?
Doctor :   what do you do for a living ?
User :   I am a research student
Doctor :   does your work requires long hours in from of the computer screen ?
User :   No not for a long
User :   2-3 hrs at the max
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me tell you the main causes that will cause it
Doctor :   1) Allergies.
Doctor :   2) Hormonal issues.
Doctor :   3) Staying up too late at night.
Doctor :   4) Thyroid conditions
Doctor :   so once we know the cause
Doctor :   we can rule them out
Doctor :   that will require you to get a blood test
User :   I do stay awake till late night but I get up only after taking enough sleep....
Doctor :   that will tell us any hormonal problem or thyroid conditions
Doctor :   till then i have some advice for you
Doctor :   1) Sleep with the head elevated.
Doctor :   2) Don't drink too many fluids right before going to sleep.
Doctor :   3) Cut back on salt intake.
Doctor :   4) Avoid anything that can cause an allergic reaction. For example, sleeping on a feather pillow can cause puffiness under the eyes .
Doctor :   also you can
Doctor :   Use tea bags soaked in cold water, and rest them on the eyes for several minutes.
User :   I take care of all these things,
User :   I did use tea bags too,didn't help
Doctor :   Washing your face with cold water is one of the very effective remedies for under eye bags. The cold water increases the blood circulation through the veins and gets out the excess water from the skin.
Doctor :   well then you have the option of surgery
Doctor :   This procedure is called blepharoplasty. This procedure uses a laser to remove excess skin and fat deposits from the upper and lower eyelids.
User :   They have just started developing
Doctor :   then it can be allergic reaction
Doctor :   have you shown it to a dermatologist ?
User :   ...But i dont want to wait till they become really big and I have to go for surgery
User :   no I have not shown them to a doctor yet
User :   how do I know what is causing ellergy
Doctor :   you need the blood test
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   ou will be cured
Doctor :   but do see a dermatologist
User :   I eat ghee every day can that be aproblem
Doctor :   yes please do stop it
User :   sure ,I 'll
User :   I just didn't know that could be a problem
User :   I have been eating ghee since childhood but I never faced such problem
Doctor :   well with age you should avoid
User :   may be when we start getting old all the fat goes to the places we want them least
Doctor :   well like i said
User :   are these eye bags always fat deposits?
Doctor :   once you see the physician the right cause will be found and you will be treated accordingly
Doctor :   they can also be water deposits
Doctor :   thats why its crucial to get the tests
Doctor :   dont worry they are completely treatable
User :   It seems kidney dysfunction can also lead to salt depositions under eyes
User :   but how can salt deposition form such bags
Doctor :   you will have more symptoms
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   like i said just get the tests done
User :   loke?
User :   I mean like?
Doctor :   blood test and urine analysis
Doctor :   also you need to see a dermatologist
User :   Its generally said that drinking lots of water helps...but if they are water deposits then even excess of water will enhance that true?
Doctor :   no it wont as thats a different cause
Doctor :   like i said its not compulsory that you have the ater deposit
Doctor :   water**
Doctor :   thats why i am stressing on a physical examination and a visit to the dermatologist
User :   I have lost some 5-6 kgs of weight in past 3-4 years because I didn't like the food is it possible that skin under my eyes have become empty and is very prone to fat deposition now
User :   ?
Doctor :   such weight loss in that duration is nothing to worry about
User :   I do not have dark circles...its just the swelling
Doctor :   ok well like i said its curable once we can find thae right cause
Doctor :   for that just undergo the tests i have told you
User :   1-2 cups of coffee per it okay to have...or shall I stop drinking coffee altogether...I dont drink cold drinks..
Doctor :   thats fine
User :   That too very light coffee..its almost milk...
Doctor :   you can have 1-2 cups of coffee
User :   Will milk cause any trouble?
Doctor :   but avoid sleeping late
User :   milk also has fat..
User :   but if u sleep for 7-8 h ....does it matter when exactly u sleep?
Doctor :   fat and water are the possible causes
Doctor :   we need to fine the right cause
Doctor :   and its NOT possible to pinpoint till you get teh TESTS DONE
User :   So which doctor shall I visit first...dermatologist or general physician or somebody else?
Doctor :   Dermatologist
User :   Can suggest a dermatologist in ...if u can..else I'll do google search..
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