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Ongoing prominent dark circles under eyes

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I'm 18 year old and I've went to my GP too many times about this issue in the last year, did 3 blood tests, a urine analysis, even went for a neurological examination. I've got prominent dark circles under my eyes for over 2 years now, and i can't stand it anymore, if only that was the only thing that's been happening to me.

Among other symptoms i also experience face redness and discomfort in warm and cold environments and my face also turns red immediately after even the least effort or after drinking alcohol. Beside this, i get tears in my eyes quite frequently, mostly when i yawn, but happens randomly too sometimes.

I don't know what to do next, my GP is claiming that "that's how i am" and there's nothing i can do about it. Few months ago i set myself to change my lifestyle and i'm working on it. Even though there's still much to do, it would help if i saw an improvement in my state, which didn't ever occur yet, my state only aggravated if anything.


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replied November 26th, 2017
General Q and A Answer A62637
Welcome to e health forum.

Flushed skin is a common physical response to anxiety, stress, embarrassment, anger, or another extreme emotional state.

The symptoms you are having are most likely due to physiological reasons.

Overheating, such as after exercise. bath or sauna, can cause physiologic flushing because of the effect of the rise in blood temperature on the thermoregulatory center in the anterior hypothalamus. A similar mechanism is responsible for facial flushing caused by hot drinks.

In most cases if your symptoms are severe, a simple measure would be to suck on ice chips. This attenuates flushing for the first 20 to 30 minutes. If this does not help and your flushing is intolerable consult your doctor who can prescribe beta-blockers to help your symptoms.


I hope this helps.


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