What’s the cause, Doc? How do you solve my eye bag problem? Thank you.
Resta Azena (Female, 23)
Thanks for the question.
Bags under the eyes or swollen eyes are often a normal symptom of sleep. This can be caused by a lack of quality sleep at night, hormones, water retention in the eyelids, a hot room temperature, or allergies. Certain types of facial cosmetics can be the cause if they are not cleaned before bedtime. Age and genetics can also be other contributing factors.
Usually, eye bags go away soon after waking up. I recommend that after waking up, blink to reduce water retention in the eyelids and not to rub.
If the swelling or bags under the eyes are persistent or difficult to remove, it is advisable to see an ophthalmologist for further evaluation. Certain diseases such as hyperthyroidism can also cause swelling of the area around the eyes.
Hope this can answer your question.
Dr Zeiras Eka Djamal, SpM
JEC @ Cinere Jalan Cinere Raya No. 19, Depok, West Java (fds / fds)