A 22-year-old female asked:
I have a stye in my upper lid near the duct, and it hasn't popped and is red and painful, can i wear makeup? do i have to throw out all my eye makeup?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Stye: First you need to be evaluated for Stye. You may need antibiotic eye drop. No make up please.
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Stye: I recommend no make up for now; wash with warm water, apply warm compresses; a prescription eye ointment will help; warm compresses and gentle cleaning may get you to resolution also; make up is not contra-indicated; this happened because an eyelid gland got plugged; so twice or three times daily washing with warm water and wash cloth will be preventative.
3.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 5, 2014
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