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Dark circles under a child - a problem with parasites or maybe another?


Children's dark circles and bruises under the eyes are not always symptoms of the disease. Read how to identify a problem and when to see a doctor. Here are the signs to look out for.

Dark circles under the eyes of a child - the most common causes

Dark circles under the eyes of a child may be associated with genetic predisposition. In other words, such a charm of a baby. In this situation, bruises occur not only in the child, but also his parent / parents and result from the thin skin under the eyes. When the epidermis is thin and the blood vessels are high, this is seen as bruises and dark circles under the eyes.

It is worth considering whether the underlying eye shadows are not fatigue and lack of sleep. The current fast pace of life also often affects our children who complain of physical and mental fatigue. Perhaps the child has enough time to rest, but, for example, he often gets sick, he has a dry cough or a toddler tears, which adversely affects the quality of sleep.

A common cause of dark circles under the eyes is poor diet insufficiently diverse, leading to nutritional deficiencies, especially iron and vitamin K. Dark circles under the eyes can be signs of iron deficiency anemia as well as dehydration.

Bruising under the eyes of a child can also be caused by allergic reaction allergic to animal hair, dust or cosmetics ingredients. Dark circles under the eyes are one of the symptoms present in children with AD.

Dark circles under the eyes of a child may be signs of diabetes. When the disease develops, it is also observed thirst, tiredness, drowsiness, weight loss and increased urine output.

A bruised area under the eyes may also suggest the presence of parasites, especially pinworms. Additional warning signals are stomach ache, weakness and weight loss.

If the child has dark circles under his eyes

If you notice dark circles in your child's eyes, do not immediately look for illnesses, but calmly watch your child for other symptoms - fatigue, stomach ache, drowsiness, weight loss, or excessive thirst. If the child behaves abnormally, you have doubts if everything is all right, go to a specialist. You can also do basic blood and urine tests.