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Why do my eyes turn red and watery when I use makeup or eye shadow

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy or Irritant?: This could represent a contact allergic reaction due to preservative, and fragrances in the cosmetics. Even "hypoallergenic" products can cause a rea ... Read More
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Dr. HENRY LEGERE
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibilities: You might be having an irritant reaction or you could be having an allergic reaction. Visit an allergist in your area to discuss this issue. They migh ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye redness: If the redness does not subside within a day or two without the make up and contact lenses you may require specific eye drops to help this clear up.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul M Bonds
45 years experience Ophthalmology
Contacts: Either you have infected contacts, or an ulcer. DO NOT WEAR THE CONTACTS UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN YOUR OPHTHALMOLOGIST! A CORNEAL ULCER COULD LEAD TO A PERFO ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Not infrequent!: Make sure you drink lots of fluids and keep hydrated!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Perozek
22 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye doctor: Try using artificial tears four times a day. You can buy them at the grocery store without prescription. Don't use drops that say get the red out. ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Allergic reaction: It sounds like you have a contact sensitivity to some component of the eye shadow. You can try different brands, but there is no "healing" involved; ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies: It is the season for the fall pollen, he should see an allergies and get tested.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a problem: These products are not designed to get onto the eye itself. They go on the skin and lash line and so will not aggravate or alter underlying dryness o ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not that i know of: As far I know, the answer to all those question is no. Wearing makeup can definitely cause irritation, cogged pores etc. but if you are not having a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Eye symptoms: Your symptoms, especially the shadow over part of vision, indicate the need for you to see an opthalmologist ASAP. You MAY have a retinal tear. Peac ... Read More
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