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how long does an allergic reaction take to show up from makeup

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you are suffering from allergic contact dermatitis from makeup product. OTC antihistamines can help with itch but the best treatment for c ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Stop the makeup: And depending in the severity and location, either topical or oral steroids may be helpful.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bad idea: Once skin has been damaged by an allergic reaction the top barrier of dead skin, which normally normally acts as a protectant, is gone making the deve ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marie Cavuoto Petrizzo
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Makeup allergy: Exposure to certain 'chemicals' over a repeated period of time can lead to a 'contact' allergy (delayed hypersensitivity) in some people. The best way ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Stye: Is an inflammation of of the eye lid mainly due to infection by bacteria . It is also know by the name hordeolum. It may contain pus in which case ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
35 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Cool compresses: First, remove the offending product, then start with some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally and then use cool compresses 15-30 minutes 4 times daily t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
35 years experience Family Medicine
Eyelid edema: Edema of the eyelid from makeup can either be an allergic reaction or, less commonly, a sign of infection. Cleanse the makeup off of the lid and appl ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Many causes of bumps: on face, from allergic reaction, to keratosis pilaris facei, to acne. see derm for correct diagnosis and treatment
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Red eyes: The make up should cause a reaction on the eyelid, not usually inside the eye. If your eye redness continues, you need to see your doctor or an eye do ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Depends: It depends on the individual. If you've never had a reaction, the first reaction may take several days of therapy to show up. If you've had a previous ... Read More
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