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Reasons for dark circles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
User :   hello doc
User :   nice to meet you
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Nice to meet you too
User :   i been having this dark cricles since i was 10 , i read somewhere on gogole saying it can cause from the nose allergy,,
User :   i coudln't get rid of this dark circle and hard to fall asleep at night
User :   i don't know if it's due to my nosse allergy
User :   im 29 now dark circles stil on both eye
Doctor :   no, i do not think any kind of nose allergy will cause dark circles
User :   like maybe breathing not properly
User :   and casue the air not to flow through
User :   i sometime my forehead is tight
User :   and i asked a chinese doctor he examine my pulse say i have "dna allergy" that cause my dark circle..7
Doctor :   allergy could be considered as the cause in children
Doctor :   but in adults the cause would be different
Doctor :   dna allergy ? i did not understand
User :   so is there anyway or diagnosis i can find about my dark circles
Doctor :   yes,
User :   i went to my family doctor he said forget about it
User :   lol
Doctor :   yes, dna allergy never heard
User :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you to get the Hemoglobin levels done
User :   ok
Doctor :   about three readings of it at interval of a month
User :   so i went to my docotro and ask for a Hemoglobin level test?
Doctor :   this will rule out the cause due to nutrition deficit
User :   so i go
Doctor :   yes, your GP can help you with that
User :   gp?
User :   what is Hemoglobin ?
Doctor :   Are you on any long term medications ?
Doctor :   GP General practitioner
User :   nope
User :   not on any
Doctor :   Haemoglobin is the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood
User :   but im a slim guy
User :   not too much meat
User :   ok
Doctor :   when the oxygen is carried less to the sensitive skin like around the eye darkness can result as the free radicals produced in various reactions
Doctor :   are not removed completely which is done by the oxygen
User :   ook
User :   ok i get this tested first
User :   thx doc
Doctor :   and that is the commonest cause , nutrition related, as you said you are slim i think of this cause as the prime one
User :   i been slim since i was little
User :   and no matter what i eat i stay the same slim guy
User :   im tired of my self
Doctor :   and the dark circles since childhood
Doctor :   well once the hemoglobin levels are confirmed then the cause for lack of nutrition could be look into
User :   ok is there anything else i should get test as well of just the hemoglobin level
Doctor :   and get a permanent solution for your problrm
User :   ya i go always wear a glass i hope i can one day take it off that is my goal of my life
User :   so tired of this dark circles
Doctor :   Get an AEC Absolute eosiniphil count one , it can help to rule out any allergic disorders in you , as the history of the dark circles is since childhood
Doctor :   do not worry proceed as i advised you will get an idea
User :   what is aec absolute es count one
User :   do i tell my GP that ?
User :   or just tell him food allergy test?
Doctor :   Ask for haemoglobin and AEC
User :   ok
User :   thx Doc
User :   i will get this tested next week
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   and report back and findings
Doctor :   ok.
User :   ok i will talk to u later doctor!
Doctor :   Ok, kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   will do bye for now.
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