What does dark circles under the eyes mean in young children, although they seem healthy otherwise?

Chantal - posted on 02/15/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Sometimes my young children have darkish circles under the eyes, what possible reason can there be for that? They are healthy otherwise. Please help.

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Jessica - posted on 02/15/2012

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My daughter and I both have darkish circles under our eyes. It almost looks like our skin is transparent (my veins are pretty visible all over my body). For her it almost looks like she has two black eyes. Really awkard when someone comments on it, which people do all the time. I've always thought it had something to do with poor circulation. It's also hereditary though, my dad said my grandfather had dark circles too. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-ci...

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