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What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Stop using it: When you are allergic to something the best treatment is to avoid it. You can apply some steroid cream such as Hydrocortisone for rash.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
That is possible but: To decide on the cause requires the answers to a few other questions: how long has it been going on? Is the lid tender? Are there bumps or pimples ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Nonsense: Call an ophthalmologist and get seen. If the one you called can't get you in, call another. In the meantime, you can try some cool compresses and ... Read More
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Firstly do not use the mascara until you know if that caused your problem. Secondly, with sterile cotton balls and warm water wipe down over your eye ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Till you see the doc: If you can tolerate it, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc as directed on label or by pharmacist. Avoid salt. Alternate warm and cold gentle compress ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Brown
Specializes in Pediatrics
Allergic reaction: Most likely you have a senstivity to the new mascara. Stop using that tube and avoid all eye makeup until your eye is better. If your eye itself is p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Call your doctor: For mild symptoms i would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Remove it: Assuming it is really an allergy to the metal in the ring, you have only 2 choices. The better one would be to remove it. Reactions to metals can be t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't delay! : If the allergic reaction is significant, anaphylactic, call 911. You need to get to emergency care immediately. This should be done even if you have a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergic reaction: Theycan vary but can include hives, wheezing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, shortness of breath, throat closiing, syncope, lip or faci ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If the reactions are from an acute exposure, one may expect subsidence in symptoms after a few hours. If the reaction is from daily exposure, then yo ... Read More

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