A 28-year-old female asked:
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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

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Dr. Amrit Singh
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
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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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