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What can I do about an allergic reaction to eye makeup?

What can I do about an allergic reaction to eye makeup?

Cool compresses: First, remove the offending product, then start with some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally and then use cool compresses 15-30 minutes 4 times daily to soothe the area. You can also safely apply some 1% Hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy carefully to the skin around the eye. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I had an allergic reaction to eye makeup and my eyes have been bloodshot red for 2 days. They don't hurt as much now but when will the redness go away?

I had an allergic reaction to eye makeup and my eyes have been bloodshot red for 2 days. They don't hurt as much now but when will the redness go away?

Red eyes: The make up should cause a reaction on the eyelid, not usually inside the eye. If your eye redness continues, you need to see your doctor or an eye doctor if the problem is limited to the eyes. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?

I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?

Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you are suffering from allergic contact dermatitis from makeup product. OTC antihistamines can help with itch but the best treatment for contact dermatitis is topical corticosteroid creams. Talk with your doctor and consider scheduling patch testing with an allergist to determine your sensitivities so you can avoid this reaction in the future. ...Read more

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I had a reaction to eye makeup in jan. My eyelids got red& swollen.Ever since thenmy eyelids turn red when i wear eyeshadow.What will heal my eyelid

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I had a reaction to eye makeup in jan.  My eyelids got red& swollen.Ever since thenmy eyelids turn red when i wear eyeshadow.What will heal my eyelid

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; just avoid exposure to the same eyeshadow. ...Read more

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Allergic conjunctivitis--do I need to throw out all my eye makeup :(?

Allergic conjunctivitis--do I need to throw out all my eye makeup :(?

Allergic Conjunctivi: If the cause of your allergic conjunctivitis is makeup than you have to discard what you were using and replace it with different based make up.You will have to check the ingredients in the one you were using.Yes replace it. ...Read more

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Can I use eye makeup if I have pterygium?

Can I use eye makeup if I have pterygium?

Yes: Prevention is key remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com; Other ways to help decrease symptoms: cold artificial tears, nsaid drops, low dose or hi dose steroids (though risk of glaucoma, cataract); surgery is only real way to remove/cure: though 5-15% risk of recurrence. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are some eye makeup for eczema?

What are some eye makeup for eczema?

Hypoallergenic: I would recommend clinique, which is hypoallergenic. ...Read more

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Should i throw out my eye makeup after having conjuctivitis ?

Should i throw out my eye makeup after having conjuctivitis ?

Yes.: If you don't, it may becontaminated and you could re-infect yourself. ...Read more

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Can I use eye makeup and foundation if I have severe eye allergy?

Can I use eye makeup and foundation if I have severe eye allergy?

Get controlled first: In order to successfully wear makeup around the eyes, you must first control the allergy. Even if your cosmetics are not the cause, they can create more irritation and make the allergic reaction seem worse. An eye doctor can evaluate the condition and prescribe antihistamine eye drops, as well as provide you with suggestions to help get you back to wearing makeup. ...Read more

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When can you start wearing eye makeup after you have had pink eye?

When can you start wearing eye makeup after you have had pink eye?

After: It is reasonable to start wearing makeup after your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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After having conjunctivitis, how long should I wait before putting on eye makeup if I replace it?

After having conjunctivitis, how long should I wait before putting on eye makeup if I replace it?

Conjunctivitis/makeu: If it is infectious conjunctivitis you have to wait till the infection has completely cleared, if the make up was the cause of allergic conjunctivitis than you have to use a different make up after itching and burning is gone. ...Read more

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Is it OK to use eye makeup(eyeliner, Eye shadow) when you have Dry Eye Síndrome? Ir is it best not to use it?

Is it OK to use eye makeup(eyeliner, Eye shadow) when you have Dry Eye Síndrome? Ir is it best not to use it?

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 of the eye itself. ...Read more

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I put on eye makeup yesterday for the first time in months and today my eyes were hurting when i looked at them they were red and swollen what's wrong?

I put on eye makeup yesterday for the first time in months and today my eyes were hurting when i looked at them they were red and swollen what's wrong?

Allergic reaction: If the eye lids are swollen and red then its an allergic reaction. Allergy also causes itch too. Please put cold compresors over your lids and avoid that particular make up. ...Read more

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How to treat eye irritation from eye makeup?

How to treat eye irritation from eye makeup?

Eye irritation: wash the yes, don't leave the make up on over the night,don't use the eye make up after 3 months of opening them, do not sure with others your eye make-up, before applying the make-up make sure your eye and face are clean, •If you tend to have dry eyes, avoid metallic/glitter, powder or other makeup that flakes ...Read more

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I have conjunctivitis from eye makeup so can I wear my contacts?

I have conjunctivitis from eye makeup so can I wear my contacts?

Hold off: Conjunctivitis, an infection of the lining of the eye, will heal best if the eye does not have a contact lens in place. Hold off on wearing your lens until the redness is almost gone. You probably should discard your makeup if that is the source. ...Read more

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Eye exam: should I take off my eye makeup for an eye exam?

Eye exam: should I take off my eye makeup for an eye exam?

Not necessary: If you are having a general eye exam, you do not have to take off makeup. If the doctor feels that it is necessary, the staff will remove your makeup for you. Unless you are instructed otherwise, you do not need to change your cosmetic use. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more