A cool compress can help treat bags under the eyes, as can sleeping with the head elevated to prevent fluid pooling in the eye area, according to Mayo Clinic. Some under-eye bags are caused by allergies and can be treated with over-the-counter allergy medications or reduced exposure to allergens.
In most cases, bags under the eyes are a cosmetic problem and do not indicate an underlying medical condition, reports Mayo Clinic. If home remedies do not cure bags, cosmetic procedures to remove them with surgery or laser therapy are available. However, since these are generally elective procedures, they are not covered by most insurance providers.