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how can you get rid of a swollen eyelid from allergic reaction to makeup?

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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Eyelid edema: Edema of the eyelid from makeup can either be an allergic reaction or, less commonly, a sign of infection. Cleanse the makeup off of the lid and apply cool compresses for 20 min every couple hours to reduce swelling. Symptoms also can be improved with an antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl). See your doctor if there is pus or much redness, or if symptoms do not resolve in 1-2 days.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Makeup: Stop makeup until cleared, then try another brand.

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