A 28-year-old female asked:
why does my eyelid gets so dry. red itchy and swollen? i've always wear make up like eyeshadow and never had a problem until now? what cream can i use
2 doctor answers
Dr. Amrit Singh answered
51 years experience Cardiology
Avoid: make up for a week, use water based moisturizers, reaction can occur any time. more creams may make it worse.
Answered on Dec 16, 2014
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Itchy red eyelid: Makeup, because it is reused can harbor organisms, so would get new makeup. Also may just be a new onset allergy to a component of the makeup or new onset eczema,rarely herpes/zoster. Would avoid make up x 1 week. Try systane eye drops,zyrtec (cetirizine) x 1.Would follow up with doctor /urgent may need antibiotics or other prescription medication,with eyelids we are careful as goes into eye.
Answered on Apr 22, 2015
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