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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes dark under eye circles in an infant?

My daughter is 9 months old, 22-24 lbs and she has dark circles under her eyes(pink to light purple in color). It is not all the time but frequently. She is a very good eater. I mostly feed her organic fruits and veggies during the day and she tends to have a little of whatever her dad and I eat. She has lots of energy and is on track with her development. She isn t much of a sleeper. maybe an hour of naps during the day and 8 hours at night. Just wanting to know if I should be concerned.?
Fri, 12 May 2017
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Good afternoon..!!

Dark circles under the eyes of your 9 month old daughter are called "allergic shiners" that occur due to allergy.

Nothing to worry about them. They would go on their own as the baby grows.

So if persisting, it's better to visit your pediatrician for further evaluation and management.

Thank you, have a nice day..!!!
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