Has anyone got any more off the wall suggestions what this might be? 3yo has proper bags under her eyes, they make her look exhausted. But she sleeps and eats well and isn't overly tired. I've been to the GP and she's had a blood test and its negative for iron deficiency, coeliac, thyroid etc, she's healthy. The GP is confident its not an allergy of any sort as she has no other symptoms (and I agree, no eczema or bad nappies etc). I was wondering about sinus issues but the GP said that's unlikely as again, no other symptoms.
It might just be the way she looks, but is there anything unusual I might be missing?
Not noticeably, no - a little coughy but nothing that has ever made me think she's short of breath. The GP listened to her chest and thought it was fine. But it is something to remember, DP did have it as a child.
I'm very 50/50 on allergies, as she has no other symptoms. Which isn't to say that it isn't an allergy but if it's not causing any other discomfit, is it worth us investigating? I don't really know what investigating it entails. They are pretty permanent bags so that would surely suggest something like dust or milk. Its certainly not causing her any other problems.
Thanks for the suggestions though, I do appreciate them as it gives me something else to look out for in case there is a genuine problem. I've googled a fair bit paranoid parent and there is a chance it's just how she looks. I just don't want to miss anything.
My son was like this, He always looked exhausted even if he'd had 10 hours sleep. He had big bags under his eyes and really looked unwell. I took him for a sight test when he was 4 and he had quite a high prescription and needed to wear glasses all the time. I didn't put the two together straight away but the bags under the eyes disappeared after a couple of weeks and he looks so much healthier now. Might be worth a try?