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My child has a dark circles under eyes - what do I do?

It has to do with an iron deficiency. It does not mean that the child has anemia, but they may have anemia. Iron is involved in different chemical pathways and enzymes.  

Iron deficiency symptoms 

• Fatigue 

• Dizziness

• Pale 

• Irritable 

• Ice cravings

• Delayed growth 

Why a child may be iron deficient (causes of dark circles):

• Not consuming foods that have iron 

• Consuming foods that block iron 

• Digestive problems that won't let them simulate iron 

• Consuming antacids or antibiotics 

• Consuming grains – Grains have phytates, which bind the iron making it hard to absorb it. 

How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes:

• Stop consuming grains

• Get more iron

Best sources of iron:

• Grass-fed red meats 

• Grass-fed liver (liver pills)

• Sea Food 

Children should not take iron supplements from a drug store for dark circles under the eyes. Always do food-based iron, a food-based complex, or just the food. The child should also be consuming vegetables because when someone has an iron deficiency, they probably have other deficiencies. 

Last updated: Feb 05, 2024 15:26 PM