Has anyone ever heard this wrt PA?

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 5:19am
mcmom's picture
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

When my son was diagnosed with PA, the alergist pointed out that he had a crease under each eye. He told us that was a marker of an allergic child. It's not something I would have ever noticed, but when I compare my two sons I can see it plainly. Has anyone else ever heard this?

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 5:54am
momtomitchell's picture
Joined: 04/20/2004 - 09:00

Hmmmm, something like that does sound familiar, I think I read about it a long time ago and realized my ds had it too. I'll have to do some online research and see where I read it before

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 9:49am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

I've heard of "allergy shiners" where the skin is darker under the eyes. I guess the crease is something like that.

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 10:08am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Our doctor pointed out that same exact thing to us a few years ago and I too would have never noticed it but the crease is definitely is there. Cade also gets the "shiners" during the fall here in Texas with seasonal allergies. Although son #2 has it as well - he's 16 months now - and shows no signs of any allergy, seasonal or food. We're crossing our fingers on that one.
Cade PA
Carson NKA

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 5:35pm
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

They're called Denny Lines or something like that.

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 11:12pm
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Yes, I've heard of them and my PA son does have them. My non-PA son (who has EA's and asthma) does not have them.

Posted on: Sun, 06/20/2004 - 2:16am
ALLERGYMOM's picture
Joined: 10/09/2003 - 09:00

My ds has them also. I wonder what causes them?
Have A Great Day

Posted on: Sun, 06/20/2004 - 10:53am
mae's picture
Joined: 07/12/2002 - 09:00

My PA son has them, too - I plan on asking his allergist about this next time we go. Interesting...

Posted on: Sun, 06/20/2004 - 10:47pm
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

both my kids (both have allergies) have them, and so does my hubby, but he has no known allergies.
I don't have them, and I have food allergies.

Posted on: Sun, 06/20/2004 - 11:40pm
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Without doing any other research, and going very quickly, it certainly sounds like allergic shiners... very common with allergies... Blood flow related. Blood 'sits there'. No harm, no foul.

Posted on: Mon, 06/21/2004 - 3:18am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

Is this the same thing as 'epicuran folds'? I have those, but I have never been sure about what causes them. All I know is that my eyeliner always smears into them and i look like a racoon


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