What are Allergy Shiners?
The dark circles under the eyes caused by nasal congestion is often known as "Allergy Shiners".
With increasing pressure in the nasal passages the pressure that supplies parts of your face especially your nose from draining causing blood pools in your facial area.
Causing capillaries beneath the eyes, giving them a dark appearance, like a black eye.
Some of the fluids from inside the veins near the eye can drain into the eye tissue beneath the eye, giving you swelling of the tissue.
What Causes Allergy Shiners?
Also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Allergy shiners appear as swollen, darkish colored skin under the eyes.
Symptoms can start or worsen at a particular times of the year, often triggered by tree pollen, grasses or weeds, which bloom at different times of the year.
If you are sensitive to such things as indoor allergens, dust mites, cockroaches, mold or pet hair, you can have year around symptoms.
Allot of people have allergy symptoms all year around, their symptoms worsen during certain times of the year.
Runny nose with watery or thick yellow discharge; body aches; low-grade fever
Runny nose with thin, watery discharge; no fever
1-3 days after exposure to a cold virus
Immediately after exposure to allergens
As long as you're exposed to allergens
Getting rid of Allergy Shiners quick.
The best cure for your allergy symptoms is to avoid what ever it is that caused your symptoms to flair up.
If it is your child that has allergy shiners and hay fever that cause them. Make sure that any over the counter medications that you use you carefully read the instructions on the back to make sure of the safety and dosage that should be administered.
- Nasal corticosteroids. fluticasone propionate Flonase, triamcinolone Nasacort AQ, mometasone Nasonex and budesonide Rhinocort.
- Antihistamines. diphenhydramine Benadryl, loratadine Claritin, Alavert, cetirizine Zyrtec Allergy and fexofenadine Allegra.
- Decongestants. Sudafed and Drixoral. Nasal sprays include phenylephrine Neo-Synephrine and oxymetazoline Afrin.
- Cromolyn sodium. Cromolyn sodium.
- Leukotriene modifier. Montelukast Singulair.
- Nasal ipratropium. Ipratropium Atrovent.
- Oral corticosteroids. Corticosteroid medications.
- Allergy shots immunotherapy. Immunotherapy or desensitization therapy.
- Rinsing your sinuses. Use water that's distilled, sterile, previously boiled and cooled, or filtered.
Lifestyle Changes For Allergies.
- Use allergy-proof covers on mattresses.
- Wash sheets and blankets.
- Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner.
- Vacuum carpets with vacuum equipted with HEPA filter.
- Removing carpeting, especially where you sleep.
Pollen or molds
- Close doors and windows.
- Don't hang laundry outside.
- Use air conditioning.
- Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning.
- Use a dehumidifier.
- Avoid mowing the lawn or raking leaves.
- Wear a dust mask when doing outdoor activities.
- Remove pets from the house.
- Bathe your pets on a weekly.
- Keep your pets out of the bedroom.