• Consumer Health: Do you have bags under your eyes?

a smiling young woman pointing to the bags or swelling under her eyesDo you have bags under your eyes?
Bags under the eyes are usually a cosmetic concern and rarely a sign of a serious underlying medical condition. Lifestyle and home remedies, such as reducing salt in your diet, not smoking, getting enough sleep and using cool compresses, can improve the appearance of bags under the eyes. However, they can be a sign of thyroid disease, infection or allergy. Learn about the causes of bags under the eyes and treatments available, and when you need to see your health care provider.


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