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What is the best remedy for clearing up bags under the eyes?

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In many cases, the best treatment for under-eye bags is reducing the fluid retention that most commonly causes them. Staying hydrated throughout the day, avoiding salt and avoiding alcohol and smoking can reduce fluid retention.

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While fluid retention is a common cause of under-eye bags, other issues can exacerbate the problem. Bags caused by inflammation can be reduced with a cool compress. Seasonal allergies can also cause under-eye bags. Prescription or over-the-counter allergy medication can help reduce under-eye bags caused by allergies. For chronic bags under the eyes, cosmetic surgery to remove the excess fat and tissue is also an option.

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