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Hi Korina. Have you been evaluated by an allergist?
Based on your age and description, you might have what we call "allergic shiners". These are chronic dark circles or bluish discolorations under and between the eyes that look a bit like bruises and can be quite distressing to have. They are thought to be caused by increased blood flow near the sinuses and are associated with occult allergies or food intolerances. Taking a daily anti-histamine (eg. zyrtec, claritin) and using nasal steroids can be very helpful in reducing this phenomenon. The best approach, however, is to see an allergist and get scratch tested for allergies. If you can identify one or more substances that are triggering this, you can eliminate them from your diet or environment with typically excellent results.
Does this make sense? Do you have any follow up questions or comments about this?
You could have an autoimmune disorder such as Sjogren's, lupus, rheumatoid syndrome, etc. I would have your doctor check your ESR, CRP, FANA, SSA, and RF. Or, he could refer you to a rheumatologist for a work up. In terms of the pictures, not everyone with a disorder will look the same way. There can be a wide variation in look and presentation. Most of us do not "follow the book" so to speak. :-)
That said, it would be worth it to see an allergist as allergies can also cause throat problems. The fix is often simple, and you would be feeling a lot better soon in such a scenario.