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Suggest treatment for under eye dark circles

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Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014
Question: I have permanent dark circles under my eyes.
I have dark patches of skin on the back.
Usually, my skin is very rough and dry.
What steps should be taken? What could be the underlying problem?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Dark circles related to inadequate sleep

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.
Now your first problem is regarding dark circles.
I would like to tell you that there can be various causes for such dark circles .
They can be genetic or can be due to anemia, sleep derivation, stress or due to some hormone imbalances in body.
Now I can see in your previous queries that you seem to be having problem of inadequate sleep.
I do relate your problem of dark circles to inadequate sleep although it is equally important to rule out other causes.
I would like to know your current hemoglobin levels in case you have recently got them checked.
Now as far as your back problem is concerned, I would request you to click another close up picture since the picture you have uploaded is not very clear.
Also provide certain details regarding the body pigmentation . Since when do you have it?
Which all sites are involved?
Any associated itching?
Any medicines you have been applying?

I am sure I will be able to help you more once you provide me the above details and the pictures .

Dr Geetika Paul
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Brief Answer: Dark circles related to inadequate sleep Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. Now your first problem is regarding dark circles. I would like to tell you that there can be various causes for such dark circles . They can be genetic or can be due to anemia, sleep derivation, stress or due to some hormone imbalances in body. Now I can see in your previous queries that you seem to be having problem of inadequate sleep. I do relate your problem of dark circles to inadequate sleep although it is equally important to rule out other causes. I would like to know your current hemoglobin levels in case you have recently got them checked. Now as far as your back problem is concerned, I would request you to click another close up picture since the picture you have uploaded is not very clear. Also provide certain details regarding the body pigmentation . Since when do you have it? Which all sites are involved? Any associated itching? Any medicines you have been applying? I am sure I will be able to help you more once you provide me the above details and the pictures . Dr Geetika Paul